Crafting in Uzbekistan


Crafting in Uzbekistan - Lauh

Lauh

Lauh – a wooden wonder A lauh is a collapsible wooden rest for books, one of the most original articles ever produced by Uzbek woodcarvers. It is hard to believe that this sophisticated construction is made out of a single piece of wood without nails, clay or hinges. Experienced craftsmen can make a lauh consisting of ten to twelve tiers. Apart from a book , it can hold pencils, small paper scrolls, …

Crafting in Uzbekistan - Ikat

Ikat

The spectacular patterns and vivid colors of the ikat fabrics - the status symbols of 19th-century Central Asia. In pre-Soviet Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, though, it was more than a colorful accent: The ikat (pronounced EE-kaht) was the supreme expression of the designer’s art and the dyer’s skill, a practical part of households that could afford it, an important product of a growing urban …

Crafting in Tashkent

The attainment of political sovereignty and independence by Uzbekistan brought changes in general social-economic and ideological doctrine of all branches of the national economy, including the sphere of traditional trades and crafts. The transition to a market economy, resulted in changes in the forms of organization of handicraft work and in consequence of the revival of many customs and traditions, …

Crafting in Uzbekistan - Uzbek Traditional Clothing

Uzbek Traditional Clothing

National features of every country can be observed through its customs, traditions, cuisine as well as traditional clothing. For a long time originality of Uzbek clothes has been set according to climate, conditions of life, customs and traditions. Traditional Uzbek male clothes consisted of warm quilted robe - chapan, tied up with a shawl or shawls, national hat - tyubiteika, and high boots made …

Crafting in Uzbekistan - A Silken miracle of Samarkand.

A Silken miracle of Samarkand.

Silken and gold-woven tufted products from the ancient time created the glory of the famous "Oriental carpet". As a rule they were made ​​for the royal dynasties and the high-level elite. They also were portrayed for the foreign government missions and distinguished nobles as a precious gift, because they cost a fabulously expensive. Silken carpets are characterized by the warm flickering of colors …

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