About the Book
Travels along the old Silk Route through Chinese Turkestan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan to document the traditional life ways of merchants, artisans, farmers, shepherds, eagle hunters, yurt makers, tea drinkers, gypsies, musicians, brides, and the wizards of silk.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Nov 07, 2013
- Language English
- Tags Silk Road, Chinese Turkestan, Ferghana Valley, Lake Issyk Kul, Central Asia, Uighur, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Xinjiang, Turkic, Silk, Felt, Textiles, Yurt, Suzani, Chapan, Ikat, Khiva, Bokhara, Samarkand, Kashgar
Torie Olson has traveled extensively in the Americas, Asia, and Africa to document, celebrate, and advocate for the world's tribal peoples. In the last five years, her photographs have been showcased in 30 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, with proceeds benefiting organizations that support traditional artisan families. Photojournalist and contributing editor at Wild Fibers Magazine, Olson has published numerous photographs and articles on endangered cultures in U.S. and Asian publications.