Aidai Asangulova is an extremely talented artist and businesswoman from Kyrgyzstan. She uses traditional hand-rolling techniques in a novel way to fuse wool felt and high quality silk into exquisite one-of-a-kind textiles.

Aidai uses a portion of her profits to reinvest in the economic development of her native village, Ton, which is on the southern shore of captivating Lake Issyk Kul, in rural Kyrgyzstan. She is training village women to make traditional, but sophisticated products and has built a jewelbox of a shop nearby.