Tumar, Liz Ciokajlo, Arts Council and Liliya Serazetdinova

Valley of Unicorns in Kyrgzstan

A collaborative footwear project with focus on Kyrgyz material culture

between Art Group Tumar and Liz Ciokajlo, facilitated by Liliya Serazetdinova funds granted by The British Council and Arts Council England Artist’s International Development Fund.

The Aim of the Project…

is to develop a new prototype of footwear made from felt informed by traditional felt manufacturing methods used in Kyrgyzstan for contemporary design and performance requirements in Western Europe.  In other words learn about traditional Kyrgyz nomadic material culture and translate this approach for woman’s lifestyle shoes in the UK.