Archive for the ‘Tajikistan’ Category


Jun 27

Handspun Yarn Magic for Tajikistan Women

Last year, I introduced you to Liba Brent and the mohair yarn spinning development project she has been leading in Tajikistan in Central Asia since 2009. Some exciting new developments are underway: spinning cashgora and mohair, as well as producing hand woven blankets from the handspun mohair. The original plan was to assist Tajik farmers in […]


Mar 02

Tajik Spinners’ Goal:Make the Most Beautiful Mohair for the Market

When Wisconsin-based sociologist Liba Brent started working on development projects in Central Asia ten years ago, little did she know how passionate and knowledgeable she would become about fiber and yarn. And not just the end product, she learned about the entire production and market chain including goat breeding, fiber collection, processing and marketing.   […]

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