One of the great joys of exploring the Silk Road art of suzani embroidery is learning the deep meaning behind each of the traditional patterns. When Munira Akilova visited Albuquerque in April, we recorded a short video in which she explained every element of the design she created in our Pomegranate Wall Hanging.
Poverty in Tajikistan has been a recurring challenge for hundreds of years, so feeding families has always been important. Bread or “non” is a precious staple, and it is frequently offered to guests as a symbol of hospitality. In rural areas, bread may make up a significant portion of daily caloric intake. If a Tajik has food but not non, he will often say he is out of food.
Because bread is so precious, it’s important to avoid letting bread drop on the ground and you never throw it away. In...
Collaboration is one of HoonArts' core values. (The other is authenticity. Stay tuned for future posts on that topic.) What does that look like in action? Or, as (my personal hero) Brene Brown would say, "How do we operationalize that value?"
As I tackle every item on my never-ending "to do" list, I ask myself, "Does this further collaboration in some way? Or, how can I bring collaboration to this task?"