Between 2013 and 2016 we travelled Asia for two years and three months, crossing 14 borders of countries and territories, on an overland journey from Bulgaria to India.
Along the way we searched for and met artisans from all walks of life, documented and shared the stories of their crafts, and every couple of months sent by post a selection of their creations to 11 participants from different countries who had suscribed to the project through this blog. This was the first post, to which they responded with interest.
The project was first called Snail Trails (owing to the fact that we call ourselves snails and the crafts would follow our overland trail. But was changed to “Handmade in Asia” along the way, when we realized the focus was to be on the artisans and their work, rather than our own journey, to which many other entries of this blog were already dedicated.
Would you like to receive treasures from the road?
The road has taught us that hoarding stuff in a travel bag is not the smartest thing a traveller can do. But the silk road is all famous for its treasures and we expect to meet artisans, artists, magicians and everyday people with skills that will amaze our eyes. We know that appreciating local work is important and that there are friends at home that can get inspired by their creations. So we want to make a link, a growing link, as we walk, in the shape of a Snail Trail.
YOU CAN READ ALL THE ARTISANS’ STORIES HERE