The well-known Gijduvan from a side unknown to us

Did you know that one of the oldest centres of ceramic production in the area, which dates 1,500 years back, is Gijduvan, a town located around 40 kilometres from Bukhara.

Mentions of local ceramics citing master Akhunjan can be found in 18th-century manuscripts. One of the characteristic features of Gijduvan ceramics is freely painted circular rosettes drawing on solar motifs and stylised depictions of birds, especially peacocks. The most popular types of vessels are large lagan plates, badia bowls and smaller nimtowok plates. Today, the town’s ceramic traditions are kept alive by the family of Alisher and Abdulla Narzullaevs, who have been involved in pottery for several generations. 

The most prominent maker of the clan was master Ibadullo Narzullaev, the father of Alisher and Abdullo.

More information about this can be found in the book-album "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the Museums of Poland" (volume XL) from the series "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the Collections of the World".

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