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Whistles made by women‌‌

The oldest items in the collection of the Náprstek Museum are vessels of the late 19th century.

These are mainly glazed items obtained in the 1970s. In addition to household utensils and tableware, people in Uzbekistan also produced small ceramic figurines that served as whistles. As a rule, whistles were in the form of real or imaginary birds and animals, for example dragons. Originally both men and women took part in the production of whistles, which were made for the New Year (Nauruz) celebrations in the spring, when they were sold at bazaars.

You can learn more about the topic in the book-album "The Collection of the Czech Republic" (Volume XVI) in the series "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections".

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Whistles made by women‌‌