Dilyara Kaipova (b. 1967, Uzbekistan) holds a BA in Design from Republic Art College, Uzbekistan (1990). She works primarily with Uzbek textiles: imbuing contemporary meanings onto its centuries-long traditions. Through her art creation, Kaipova renders her medium relevant to the current socio-cultural and ecological problems of the region and its post-modern history. She sources and uses vintage fabrics from the Soviet area and homemade embroideries, around which she structures her new narrative.