Author Archives: Shavkat Mukhamedov

Properties of ikat fabric, its production features

Properties of ikat fabric

Ikat is a particular fabric pattern that is achieved with a process called resist dyeing, in which various techniques are used to make certain parts of the fabric “resist” dyeing. Despite the fact that ikat is traditionally produced in many places around the world, this small term for a pattern has entered the international vocabulary […]

Festivals of Uzbekistan: immersion into an oriental tale. International Festival “Silk and Spices”

International Festival "Silk and Spices"

In Uzbekistan, annually many festivals, dedicated to the city, the traditions and customs of the nation are held. The most popular festivals in Uzbekistan are: “SILK AND SPICES” INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Bukhara) “SHARK TARONALARI” (MELODIES OF THE EAST) INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Samarkand) “MAGIC OF DANCE” INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Khiva) “BOYSUN BAKHORI” (BAYSUN SPRING) INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL (Baysun) Each […]

The most beautiful textiles in the world are Uzbek ikat and suzani. Glossary of Uzbek fabrics

The most beautiful textiles in the world are Uzbek ikat and suzani

There are at least two unique Uzbek textiles – suzani and ikat. Susanis are embroidered in silk or cotton with bright motifs, including cloves, pomegranates, irises, tulips and discs representing the sun or moon. Describing the motives and all the beauty of the Uzbek ikat, one can emphasize their bewitching magnificence. They are amazing – […]

Uzbek skullcap: the origin of the headdress and its symbolism

A skullcap deployed like a sunlit expanse: here, any detail found with a steadfast gaze bursts into consciousness and freezes. And you literally feel the compositional logic of each fragment, where on the curl alone you can study the laws of visual composition. The ornament of the national skullcap is incredible harmony. At first glance, […]

Arts and crafts in Uzbekistan

Arts and crafts in Uzbekistan

Decorative and applied art of Uzbekistan is an original and exclusive work of folk craftsmen, artisans, who transfer their skills from generation to generation. By investing a piece of soul in everything, over the centuries they have created unique patterns of products: whether it’s utensils for the home or decoration of the home, a unique […]



Jewelry in Uzbekistan has existed for more than three millennia. It has long been customary to endow many ornaments with the magical properties of amulets and talismans. In the ancient settlement of Dalverzintepa, in the south of the country, during excavations by archaeologists, a shelter was found in which there were precious items and jewelry […]

Carpets in Uzbekistan: history and traditions (II part)

Types of Uzbek carpets The wide species specificity and variety of techniques used by the Uzbek craftswomen are the most reliable confirmation of the development of the carpet tradition. The types and techniques of the classic Uzbek carpet are well known thanks to the specimens preserved in various museums around the world. Firstly, it is […]

Carpets in Uzbekistan: history and traditions (I part)

Carpet weaving is an amazing art form with which mankind has been familiar for almost five millennia (the first pile structures are known from findings from Sumer). Its uniqueness lies in the fact that carpets are not just a usual piece of furniture. This is an invaluable historical source, a kind of “text of culture”, […]

Uzbek embroidery – types and meaning

Uzbek suzani

Embroidery is still the most common type of needlework for Uzbek women. This work is traditionally carried out by girls and women. Previously, embroidery of settled Uzbeks was an integral part of the traditional interior of Uzbek houses. Suzanis were hung on the walls, bedspreads (shoshabi or ruigio), prayer rugs (zhoynamoz), tablecloths (dastarkhan), bedspreads for […]

Rishtan ceramics – all life in one plate

Rishtan ceramics

Ceramics is one of the oldest forms of art and over the years it has absorbed the traditions of various historical periods. Since ancient times, Uzbekistan has been famous for first-class ceramics, not only beautiful, but also high-quality. In recent years, many fakes designed plates for tourists have appeared around the world, and only real […]

Tashkent will be the venue for the impressive International Symposium on IKAT

Tashkent will be the venue for the impressive International Symposium on IKAT in October 2020 Along with unique architecture, centuries-old cultural and gastronomic traditions, Uzbekistan is famous for its national fabrics. Ikat can rightly be called a work of art and a visiting card of the country. Cheerful, bright, rainbow, ikat fully conveys the flavor […]