Category Archives: Empowering Women

Interesting facts about various fabrics. A dream about fabric: what does it mean?

In countries practicing Islam, men are not allowed to wear silk clothes in the Koran, since shiny fabrics are traditionally considered women’s. Islam is also forbidden to destroy animals for the pursuit of luxury, so Muslim countries cannot engage in silk production either. When trying to relocate cashmere goats to England and Scotland, it turned […]

Interesting facts about different types of fabric

Interesting facts about different types of fabric

Fabrics, textiles are products made from plant, animal and chemical fibers. Basically, most of the textiles are used for sewing clothes and shoes, but it is also used for sewing bedding, curtains and curtains, making bedspreads and blankets, in the furniture industry and other industries. The first textile fibers were slightly treated herbs. Bags, fishing […]

Ikat fabric: Traditional Textile and Ornament of Indonesia, Sumba Island

Ikat fabric: Traditional Textile and Ornament of Indonesia, Sumba Island

Sumba is an island untouched by modern tourism. Sumba has something to offer. Beautiful ikat weaving, which is known throughout Asia and a very interesting megalithic culture with unique funeral rituals. The island is surrounded by pristine nature with beautiful and secluded white sandy beaches. The most popular art and craft of Sumba is a […]

Silk production in Uzbekistan


Margilan has been known for its silks since ancient times. Due to the convenient location of the city (located in the Ferghana Valley at the intersection of two trade routes), silk was delivered by whole caravans to Kashgar, Baghdad, Khorasan. At times, caravans sold silk even in Greece. Silk from Margilan is considered high-quality, and […]

The New Year 2020: what presents from ikat can please your loved ones and friends?

What can you give to your family members and friends for the New Year 2020? Colorful garlands, bright showcases, crazy discounts – all this attracts you to get a gift for your loved ones for New Year 2020. But what if you absolutely do not know what to buy for a gift in the Year […]

Bukhara will acquire the status of a world city of artisans

The delegation of Uzbekistan, headed by the deputy chairman of the “Hunarmand” Association, Aziz Murtazaev, took part in the forum in Malaysia on November 16 this year. The World Council of Artisans of the Asia-Pacific Region is the largest regional branch of the World Council of Artisans, which operates under the auspices of UNESCO. It […]

Fashionable colour in ikat fabrics in 2020 – variety of shades, colour combination

Fashionable colour in ikat fabrics in 2020

In 2020, there will be no simplicity in the colour range of ikat fabrics: The pressed rose, Iriska, some dark shades of green – at first glance, return us to autumn. But it is impossible to deny their refined charm! One of the leaders of the season is yellow, or rather its shades: golden aspen, […]

What will be in fashion in 2020: the latest tendencies of the season, trends and antitrends

What will be in fashion in 2020

The cold season has already arrived, and it would useful to know what awaits us and what is worth paying attention to when buying new clothes. What is fashionable and what has already lost its relevance? And also, what kind of clothes from the ikat fabric will be a good addition to your wardrobe? Trends […]

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 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 […]