“Topchu” Art Group

“Topchu” Art Group is an association of 7 women, living in a marginalized mountain area, that are engaged in the design and manufacture of handicrafts.

Topchu works to revamp the traditional Kyrgyz knowledge in handicraft production, providing training and promoting the revival of neglected traditions. It uses ecofriendly raw material for its products.

Topchu in Kyrgyz means button. The women chose this name because in the past, buttons were made of silver, so only the wealthy could afford them, but today everyone can have buttons. Traditionally, grandmothers gift every newborn with a button from their jacket to keep as a talisman.


Member category Major Groups Organizations
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Area Central Asia
Geographic focus of work Kyrgyzstan and Central Asian countries
Head Gulshara Obolbekova
Focal Point title Co-founder
Focal Point Ada Rasulova
Alternate Focal Point title Coordinator
Alternate Focal Point Gulshara Obolbekova
Address Barskoon Village , Issyk-Kul Region, Kyrgyzstan
Telephone 00996773580615
Email [email protected]
Email 2 [email protected]
Website https://www.facebook.com/topchuartsalon/
Electoral Group Central Asia Major Groups
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