Seams in skullcap art

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Seams in skullcap art

The ornaments on skullcaps demonstrate the amazing craftsmanship of embroiderers, national identity; convey the spirit of the people, love for life and the bright colours of nature, the desire to embody images of the surrounding world in colour as they are seen in the poetic tradition.

They amaze with a variety of techniques, attract artistically rethought images from myths and folklore. Colour, line, symbol enclose a deep meaning – the concepts of life and death, light and darkness, earth and sky, good and evil.


Experienced craftswomen know and use a variety of different stitches: bosma, or suzanne, kandahayel, khomduzi, yurma, iroki… The piltaduzi technique is the sides that are obtained on the skullcap when twisted strips of paper or cotton wool pilta are inserted between the top and the lining along the stitches. Bukhara and Samarkand are still embroidered with gold and silver threads.


You can learn more about the topic in the book-album "The Collection of the State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan" (Volume XXVII) in the series "The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan".


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Seams in skullcap art