Gulnora was born in southern Uzbekistan to a family of craftsmen. She obtained advanced degrees, started a family, and worked as a teacher. Reviving the art of embroidery in her region has been her dream and today she has earned many awards that recognize her accomplishments.
Gulnora taught herself the secrets and art of Shakhrisabz embroidery, a type of suzani. She has revived this unique art form, using once-forgotten patterns. She became the chairperson of the Union of Craftsmen in her hometown and taught these skills to other women. Using traditional patterns and motifs, she designs exquisite handmade clothes and accessories. Her goals are to empower women in Uzbekistan, preserve the craft of embroidery, and add to the beauty of the world through art.