The Aga Khan Foundation are delighted to announce the return of the Silk Road Bazaar — an artisan market laden with goods from countries along the historic Silk Road trading route.
From 22-24 July, a select group of artisanal vendors will come together to form the Silk Road Bazaar 2022. Shoppers will learn about artisanal crafts from across the Middle East and Asia and be able to purchase Pakistani homeware, Afghan jewelry, Grade A organic saffron from Iran, small batch artisan teas and baklava and much more. Shoppers will be able to support artisans from a number of countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, and Syria. Food and drink from countries across Eurasia will also be available.
But artisanal products are only the start of it.
1. The bazaar will be hosting a special classical Indian musical and dance performance from Akademi at 1pm on Saturday 23 July
2. Master calligrapher Soraya Syed will be giving a live digital demonstration of her beautiful work on Islamic calligraphy, followed by a Q&A at 3pm and 5pm on Saturday 23 July
3. And running throughout the weekend will be a digital version of ‘The Silk Road: A Living History’ exhibition by photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer. Sit back (on a Persian carpet of course) sip chai and travel 40,000km across Eurasia from London to Beijing
Friday 22 July: 12pm – 8pm
Saturday 23 July: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 24 July: 11am – 6pm