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Clothing styles in the Bukhara emirate

Clothing styles in the Bukhara emirate

At the end of the 19th century, Bukhara was the only centre where gold embroidery was done.

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What kind of headdresses did the women of Kashkadarya wear?

What kind of headdresses did the women of Kashkadarya wear?

Headdresses of Kashkadarya women were notable for variety, embroidery technique and its composition.

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Bukhara gold-embroidered shoes

Bukhara gold-embroidered shoes

In the past, making footwear, like any other craft, was something between amateur craftsmanship and genuine art.

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A rare architectural structure in Shakhrisabz - what hadith is carved on the sarcophagus of the crypt of Amir Temur?‌‌

A rare architectural structure in Shakhrisabz - what hadith is carved on the sarcophagus of the crypt of Amir Temur?‌‌

The text on the edges of the upper sarcophagus lid of the sarcophagus of a rare architectural structure in the city of Shakhrisabz, Kashkadarya region, a crypt built by Amir Temur for himself, is a real hadith (story from the Prophet) about the trials and questions that a believer will face after his death.

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Bright Dungan embroidery

Bright Dungan embroidery

The State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan contains a collection of more than three hundred original objects of Dungan culture and everyday life of the late 19th – early 20th century.

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Dungan collection in the State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan

Dungan collection in the State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan

The State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan contains a collection of more than three hundred original objects of Dungan culture and everyday life of the late 19th – early 20th century.

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Gypsy women who don't avoid photographers

Gypsy women who don't avoid photographers

Central Asian Gypsies - Lyuli (Jughi) led a nomadic lifestyle, and their camps were usually located near the cities where the big bazaars were held.

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All breast adornments of Surkhandarya women

All breast adornments of Surkhandarya women

Surkhandarya women wore khaikal, tomokles and urpiya as breast adornments.

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A ruler who died on his way back from a pilgrimage

A ruler who died on his way back from a pilgrimage

There are but a few photographs of the penultimate ruler of the Khanate of Kokand – Sayyid Muhammad Khudayar Khan (1832 – 1886).

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The History of formation of the National Library of Uzbekistan

The History of formation of the National Library of Uzbekistan

The National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi was founded in 1870 as the Tashkent Public Library.

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Shoes from oases with embroideries

Shoes from oases with embroideries

In the past, making footwear, like any other craft, was something between amateur craftsmanship and genuine art.

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Dungan wall embroideries

Dungan wall embroideries

The State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan contains a collection of more than three hundred original objects of Dungan culture and everyday life of the late 19th - early 20th century.

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Who practiced the craft of gold embroidery before?

Who practiced the craft of gold embroidery before?

The art of gold embroidery – zarduzi – has existed in the territory of Uzbekistan since ancient times.

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How many miniatures does the manuscript number "Arabe 5036" contain?

How many miniatures does the manuscript number "Arabe 5036" contain?

Manuscript of the work “Suwar al-Kawakib” arabe 5036 contains 74 paintings representing the constellations, each one represented as seen on the earthly sphere and as in the sky.

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Dungan shoes made at home

Dungan shoes made at home

The State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan contains a collection of more than three hundred original objects of Dungan culture and everyday life of the late 19th – early 20th century.

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A building that caught the attention of photographers

A building that caught the attention of photographers

The religious buildings in large cities, madrasas and mosques all over the region, always got caught into the lens.

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Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan: A Treasure for Future Generations

Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan: A Treasure for Future Generations

On May 24, 2024, in Syrdarya region, a significant event took place - the presentation of certificates for the gratuitous receipt of books on the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan.

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What were the most popular women's jewelry in Surkhandarya?

What were the most popular women's jewelry in Surkhandarya?

Of the common Central Asian jewelry, they wore zebi-gardan, gajak, rings, earrings and bracelets.

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Strange customs of local gypsies

Strange customs of local gypsies

Did you know that gypsies never allow strangers into their territory?

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Carpet products stored in the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan

Carpet products stored in the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan

Carpets and carpet products occupy a prominent place in the Museum’s ethnographic collection.

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About the wide access opportunities of the National Library of Uzbekistan

About the wide access opportunities of the National Library of Uzbekistan

Owing to its membership in the International consortium EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries), the library is provided with access to foreign general educational online databases.

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Distinctive features of the dresses of Kashkadarya women

Distinctive features of the dresses of Kashkadarya women

Women's clothing of Kashkadarya consisted of two types of dress-shirt: tuniclike, long, with wide sleeves sewn in a straight line, reaching to the knees, with embroidered ends, similar to Bukharian ones, or a spacious short one.

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A look into the Turkestan region

A look into the Turkestan region

Historical photographs brought to us the changes that occurred in the appearance of the cities of the Turkestan region in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.

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"Alphabet" of the ornament

"Alphabet" of the ornament

The richest ornamental system of embroidery is closely connected with the spiritual life and customs of the Uzbek people.

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About the National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi

About the National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi

The National Library of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi is a state universal information library organizing and carrying out information and library activities in the Republic of Uzbekistan in the interests of the development of national and world culture, science and education.

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When did Khorezm coins begin to be minted?

When did Khorezm coins begin to be minted?

The collection of numismatics of the Ichan-Kala State Museum-Reserve comprises 21 982 depository items, including 292 orders and medals, 15 946 coins, 5 630 items related to paper and silk money.

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Persian anthology at the National Library of France

Persian anthology at the National Library of France

As noted in historical sources, at the time of the French Revolution, after 1789, a small Persian Anthology was acquired in 1801 by the National library with the books from the library of Pierre de Brueys, a French former employee in the French Indian Company, who lived in Bandar Surat, in West India.

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The most photographed cities of the mid-19th - early 20th centuries

The most photographed cities of the mid-19th - early 20th centuries

After the observatory of Ulugbek was destroyed, gradually, great work was undertaken on fixing the preserved architectural monuments.

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From the history of embroidery

From the history of embroidery

The art of embroidery has been valued in the Central Asian region long since.

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Karakalpak in the photographs

Karakalpak in the photographs

The Karakalpaks in the photographs of the last third of the 19th – early 20th centuries, in contrast to the Uzbeks, are depicted mainly in the portrait genre.

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What knowledge did a calligrapher have in the East? (Part II)

What knowledge did a calligrapher have in the East? (Part II)

There were many types of calligraphic scripts in the Muslim Orient: Kufic, Naskh, Thuluth, Nasta’liq, Riq’a, Rayhani, etc.

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Days of Uzbek Culture in Moscow: A Vibrant Introduction to Ancient Traditions and Modern Life in Uzbekistan

Days of Uzbek Culture in Moscow: A Vibrant Introduction to Ancient Traditions and Modern Life in Uzbekistan

The Days of Uzbek Culture have commenced at the Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), marking a comprehensive celebration of Uzbekistan's rich cultural heritage and modern dynamics.

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What knowledge did a calligrapher have in the East? (Part I)

What knowledge did a calligrapher have in the East? (Part I)

A calligrapher was not just a copyist. The transcription of books was considered the art.

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What functions did women’s jewelry perform in Surkhandarya?

What functions did women’s jewelry perform in Surkhandarya?

Surkhandarya did not have such a variety of jewelry as in other regions of Uzbekistan.

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Samarkand, a city that has risen from ruins throughout the centuries

Samarkand, a city that has risen from ruins throughout the centuries

The history of many cities of Uzbekistan goes back centuries.

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WOSCU will create a new book about the Paykend settlement

WOSCU will create a new book about the Paykend settlement

The visit of Andrey Omelchenko, a leading archaeologist from the State Hermitage Museum, to the office of the World Society for the Study, Preservation, and Popularization of Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan (WOSCU) was a significant event for both organizations.

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