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In 1996 Gulnara Kyrdyrmyshova incorporated “Kork, Fiber Art Group.”
At that time many artists faced unemployment and required a place to
express their talents. Kydyrmyshova recognized this and quickly
organized “Kork, Fiber Art Group” to provide local artists with an
outlet to sell their works.
Kyrdyrmyshova’s focus has always been on the promotion of
felt products; however she works with artists who are engaged in various
mediums. “Kork, Fiber Art Group” has been providing artists in
Kyrgyzstan for over 15 years with a place to promote their felt works,
other textiles, and ceramics.
“Kork, Fiber Art Group” has helped to sustain interest in
the arts, provide artists with employment, and kept the tradition of
felting alive during times of severe poverty and economic depression.
Kyrdyrmyshova and her associated artists have a deep interest in the
encouragement and integration of traditional Kyrgyz design and patterns
in their artwork as well as educating people about their history of