Hidden in the folds of high Kyrgyz mountains are seven sisters. Real sisters, I mean, who have bothered to learn the ways of their grandmother’s felting with which yurts were colorfully and meaningfully adorned. And then, with that legacy in their hands and their imaginations let loose, the seven sisters took another step and began creating exquisite silk dresses and zingy color-rich scarves.
ibu is a movement of women around the world growing into economic self-sufficiency through the art of their hands, bearers of both textile tradition and social change.
An ibu ally wraps our hand-loomed luxury around her shoulder or leans into a cushion shining with a woman’s imagination and she belongs to this movement.