The craft of a talented Russian woman, who is known in the south of Tajikistan for her beautiful embroidery and needlework and for sewing national clothes, was appreciated.
After presenting the products of her hands, she received a grant of 10,000 somoni to develop her work and train other girls.
She is 65-year-old Raisa Solovyova, a resident of Kubodiyan district of Tajikistan.
At the age of seventeen, she liked a Tajik soldier in Kazakhstan and accepted the offer of marriage. In 1977, they moved from Kazakhstan to Tajikistan and stayed here. Raisa Soloveva said: “It was love. I stayed here, I have six children. I have a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law, I have a grandson, I will have a great-grandson.”
He says, from the first moments, he fell in love with Tajik arts and followed their performance. At first, many doubted his success. “They did not believe. They said that he is Russian and it is a lie that he sews such things. I was not in a campaign, they repeated the same thing. The woman, who I had prepared a needle for her daughter, said that she can sew my daughter’s clothes. — recalled Soloveva from the first years of his work.
Now her needlework and embroidery are in great demand. He works for several days on each shirt and embroidery. Raisa spends a month for some of her work.
He gets a good income from selling them and eases the burden of life a little. “The income is from embroidery, pillows and blankets. My husband drives a taxi, he is always on the road,” she added.
Now he not only works, but is responsible for teaching them to young people. He is busy, but he tries to prepare and deliver the clothes and embroideries of the customers on time.
In lonely moments, he remembers his loved ones who live far away, in Kazakhstan and Russia. But as he says, he loves Tajikistan and Tajik crafts, he cannot tear both hearts away.
Source : Радио Озоди