Meet Munira-Tourism & Art in Tajikistan

Tajikistan: Come for the Adventure, Take Home the Art 

Are you an adventure travel junkie? Do you love those unique, off-the-beaten path experiences? Would you like an authentic taste of life, travel and art in the ‘Stans of Central Asia, the heart of the ancient Silk Road?

You are invited to join us for an evening with Munira Akilova of Tajikistan. HoonArts Fair Trade and Global Ties ABQ are delighted to welcome Munira to Albuquerque to share her unique experience and perspectives from the intersection of tourism, trekking, and art in Tajikistan. 

Munira Akilova of Khujand, Tajikistan, is a modern-day Silk Road “Renaissance woman.” After a first career as an economist and university teacher, she left academia behind to turn her beloved embroidery hobby into a business. Today, she runs her own handicraft and design business, Munir, and is the manager and designer for Armughon Handicrafts, one of the top artisan brands in Tajikistan. The winner of numerous national and international awards for her embroidery work, Munira is also a national and international consultant for artisan-based businesses, has led or advised numerous competitive grant-funded artisan and tourism projects in Tajikistan, and is highly sought after as a master teacher in
the traditional Tajik textile arts.

She has also distinguished herself as a tour guide, and recently completed the specialized “Silk Road Heritage Guide Training” through the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations. Munira
comes to us in New Mexico directly from her US State Department-sponsored tour of the US with the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program around the theme of “Adventure Tourism.”


  • WHENThursday, April 28, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • WHEREQ Station, 3225 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, 1309 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • COST:
  • Public Presentation: FREE
  • VIP Meet & Greet following the Public Presentation: $5 advance registration / $7 at the door
  • SHOPPINGHoonArts and Munira will have a selection of unique handmade fashion, home décor and gift items from Central Asia available for purchase at the event.

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