La Maison de l’Ouzbékistan
As Uzbekistan’s former ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Lola Till has a tremendous passion for promoting and preserving the culture of her country.
With the opening of la Maison de l’Ouzbekistan in Paris, she seeks to continue the work begun in her ten-year ambassadorship (2008 to 2018) and move forward in her mission of introducing Uzbekistan’s rich cultural heritage to a European audience. In an effort to fulfill the French community’s noted interest in customs and history of Central Asia, this one-of-a-kind boutique and gallery spotlights age-old Uzbek traditions and the extraordinary artisanal work passed down from generation to generation for untold centuries. Serving as something of a cultural bridge, la Maison de l’Ouzbekistan focuses on first-rate craftsmanship and works closely with leading artisans to curate an incredible selection of handcrafted items. Along with representing time-honored approaches to such traditions as silk-weaving, ceramics, woodcarving, embroidery and miniature painting, the gallery presents works by many contemporary artists and designers. What’s more, future endeavors include organizing a series of exhibitions of works by famed Uzbek artists and craftspeople. In essence, la Maison de l’Ouzbekistan provides a singular portal to Uzbekistan, right in the heart of Paris.