I was invited recently to take part in jewellery and gold embroidery festival in a city called Bukhara in Uzbekistan (Central Asia.). It was a wonderful experience, to visit a country filled with history and to see the amazing architecture and crafts. I took part in the event alongside over fifty international jewellers and gold embroidery specialists.
The showcase took place over three days where I had the opportunity to meet many local and international visitors. There were other activities such as a catwalk show with designers from Uzbekistan and other countries in Central Asia. There was also a closing ceremony, which was televised on national T.V. Amazing to see jewellery and textiles being given such a great platform.
I also had the opportunity to explore the area and to discover more about Bukhara, which is one of the world heritage sites. Uzbekistan is an amazing place to visit and the residents of the city were very welcoming.