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HoonArts is your Fair Trade access to extraordinary hand-crafted gifts and accessories from Tajikistan and other Central Asian Silk Road countries. Several of our products have received the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts
Ceramics, hand carved wooden products, handcrafted woolen products, handcrafted ikat products, hand embroidered products, handmade felt animals, all available on our website, www.hoonarts.com.
Rikki Quintana started HoonArts when she realized how low their exposure was in the West. As a part of the Silk Road, they have centuries of traditions in craft production, from ikat weaving to embroidery and felting, along with other mediums in wood and ceramics. This video has some great footage of the people she works with and gives an overview of the country:
“HoonArts” is the fusion of the Tajik/Persian word for “craft” and the English word “arts,” which reflects our mission. We offer extraordinary hand-crafted gifts and accessories for the true lover of world culture, while building community and empowering artisans. Travel the exotic streets and mountain back roads of this little known corner of the world, explore the culture that reflects 3000 years of civilization, meet the people in our HoonArts community, and shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition treasures crafted by master artisans on the other side of the globe. We are committed to Fair Trade principles in all aspects of our operations, so you can rest assured that your purchase is helping impoverished artisans build a brighter future for their families and communities. Come join us on this journey of a lifetime.