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Pottery as Wedding Gifts

Ceramic production occupied an important place in the applied arts of Uzbekistan.

 Ceramic vessels had not only practical value, but also decorative. They served to decorate the interiors of houses, especially in an urban environment, and were an integral part of wedding gifts. Ceramic production was concentrated mainly in agricultural oases with settled population – large villages and cities. 

Famous centers for the production of glazed ceramics were Bukhara, Samarkand, Shahrisabz, Urgench, Gijduvan, Kattakurgan, Gurumsaray, Andijan, Rishtan, Khiva and Fergana. The largest pottery center in the second half of the 19th – early 20th centuries was Rishtan (Fergana Valley). Even today, the products of this city are considered to be a symbol of traditional Uzbek ceramics.

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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Pottery as Wedding Gifts
Pottery as Wedding Gifts