Category Archives: Fashion

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 (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 […]

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 […]

Kilim carpets in the interior

What comes to your mind when you hear about the Arabian East? Probably, endless deserts with picturesque oases, domes of Muslim mosques, fairy tales “1000 and 1 nights” and, of course, luxurious carpets. Despite the fact that this accessory has long been known in many cultures, it was the East that made the most significant […]

The beauty of the patterns and seven colors of happiness of abr fabric

It is enough to look at the photographs depicting the patterns of ikat and suzani techniques to understand: the first thing that mysteriously attracts you to them is, of course, the color palette. Color therapy is the initial stage of involvement in the magic of oriental ornaments. But when the fabric itself is in front […]

Ikat backpacks – a new trend that has conquered modern society

Backpacks came into fashion again. And no wonder. After all, it is very convenient to travel with them in a modern metropolis. The main advantage: the backpack can be worn behind the back, so the hands remain free. It is much more comfortable with it to walk around the city, to walk long distances. And […]