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What original stones did Uzbek jewelers prefer?

What original stones did Uzbek jewelers prefer?

The most diverse types of jewellery on display in the Russian Museum of Ethnography (RME) collection are Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent jewellery, and to a lesser extent jewellery of the cities of Fergana Valley.

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Was the Uzbek Collection in the Russian Museum purchased with Nicholas II’s personal funds?

Was the Uzbek Collection in the Russian Museum purchased with Nicholas II’s personal funds?

The first expedition of the Russian State Ethnographic Museum to Central Asia occurred in 1900.

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Manuscript kept in Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

Manuscript kept in Topkapi Palace in Istanbul

Some of the illustrated manuscripts from Ulugbek’s atelier (kitabkhana) in Samarkand were identified and described.

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Treasure in the collection of a French minister

Treasure in the collection of a French minister

The extremely interesting manuscript entitled Mi‘raj-nama is as important for linguists as for art historians and historians of religions.

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What do you know about the Taj Mahal of Books?

What do you know about the Taj Mahal of Books?

The Raza Library is also called the “Taj Mahal of Books”.

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When did skullcaps appear?

When did skullcaps appear?

The history of the skullcap goes into deep antiquity.

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Artists who contributed to the formation of the Uzbek national school of fine arts (Part II)

Artists who contributed to the formation of the Uzbek national school of fine arts (Part II)

One of the prominent, dramatic painters of the Uzbek avant-garde represented in the collection of the Museum is M. Kurzin.

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Artists who contributed to the formation of the Uzbek national school of fine arts (Part I)

Artists who contributed to the formation of the Uzbek national school of fine arts (Part I)

In the collection of the State Museum of Arts, there are magnificent works by A. Volkov, dated back to the 1920s, when the spirit of innovation in his work was still strong.

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Activities of the National Library of Uzbekistan during the Second World War

Activities of the National Library of Uzbekistan during the Second World War

In the 1920s – 1930s, much attention was paid to the Library’s work on bibliography.

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Origins of Kushan statehood. Coins of "Geray"

Origins of Kushan statehood. Coins of "Geray"

It is common knowledge that the so-called “Heraus” coinage series are extremely important for the reconstruction of the early stage of the Kushan state formation process.

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Which painting by the Uzbek painter Pavel Benkov was acquired by the Tretyakov Gallery in 1934?

Which painting by the Uzbek painter Pavel Benkov was acquired by the Tretyakov Gallery in 1934?

In 1893, Pavel Tretyakov was elected as a member of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Arts and awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Moscow.

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Which series of paintings by Vasily Vereshchagin is kept in the Tretyakov Gallery?

Which series of paintings by Vasily Vereshchagin is kept in the Tretyakov Gallery?

The State Tretyakov Gallery is among the largest museums of the world.

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When did India begin producing handmade paper?

When did India begin producing handmade paper?

It is known that Sultan Ghiyas ud-din Balban ruled Delhi from 1266 to 1287.

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How did life change in Central Asia at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries?

How did life change in Central Asia at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries?

In the late 19th – early 20th centuries begins the process of Europeanization of the Central Asian region.

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Where was the center of the Kushan clan's possession?

Where was the center of the Kushan clan's possession?

We now come to the complex question of the location of one of the five xihou of the Da Yuezhi in Bactria – the xihou of Guishuang (the “Guishuang” or “Kuei-shuang” found in the Chinese historical records is a particular rendering of the term “Kushan” known from existing coins and epigraphic monuments).

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What is unique about the Central Asian avant-garde?

What is unique about the Central Asian avant-garde?

It is important to note that in the works of Central Asian avantgarde, there is no spirit of rebellion, no protest.

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What phenomena of the Turkestan region were depicted by Russian artists?

What phenomena of the Turkestan region were depicted by Russian artists?

The French artist Henri Matisse, who was madly in love with the East, worked for a long time in Algeria and Morocco.

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Where was the manuscript of “Tuhfat al-akhror” copied?

Where was the manuscript of “Tuhfat al-akhror” copied?

The National Library of France has a manuscript of the poem “Tuhfat al-akhror” by Abd al-Rahman Jami.

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Irresistible Uzbek national outfits

Irresistible Uzbek national outfits

Clothing of any people differs in its unique originality, indicates the climatic and social conditions in which this people lives.

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What methods did our ancestors use when minting coins?

What methods did our ancestors use when minting coins?

The production of blanks and the minting itself were the main technological processes in the manufacture of coins.

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How were robes made before the twentieth century?

How were robes made before the twentieth century?

National clothes always differ in traditionality: a costume, as a rule, has not changed for centuries.

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The influence of Mawarannahr on Indian culture in the Middle Ages...

The influence of Mawarannahr on Indian culture in the Middle Ages...

India and Uzbekistan share a common heritage in terms of many standards. Historically speaking, India has been culturally very close to Central Asian countries since time immemorial, specifically the impact Uzbekistan cast on Indian culture during the medieval period was much significant.

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One of the largest libraries in Asia...

One of the largest libraries in Asia...

Rampur Raza Library is one of India's most renowned libraries. This library holds a special place in preserving the artistic heritage of the Islamic world and masterpieces of Indian literature, as well as literature from other Asian languages.

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The Tashkent school of calligraphy: personalia

The Tashkent school of calligraphy: personalia

Mahmud ’Abdaljalil Wasifi was a famous poet of Khurasan, the author of “Badayi’ al-waqayi’” (Amazing events) (Inventory No. 698). He travelled across Mawarannahr and arrived in Tashkent in 1521, where he lived and worked as calligrapher.

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Why did Arminius Vambery decide to go to Central Asia?

Why did Arminius Vambery decide to go to Central Asia?

The Chaghaty texts Vámbéry studied in Istanbul made him deeply interested in the culture and languages of the Turkic peoples of Central Asia.

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50 Volumes of WOSCU Albums in the British Library's Collection

50 Volumes of WOSCU Albums in the British Library's Collection

The World Society for the Study, Preservation, and Promotion of Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan (WOSCU) has donated 50 volumes of the album series "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in World Collections" to the British Library.

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Orientalism in Russian fine art

Orientalism in Russian fine art

The beginning of the 20th century was not only a period of global social unrest and ups and downs in the evolution of society, and scientific discoveries, but also a period during which the understanding of what defines art was broadened, both in the sense of the attainment of new figurative, expressive and semantic concepts of development, as well as in the sense of its geographic interaction.

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The Fergana school of calligraphy: personalia

The Fergana school of calligraphy: personalia

Zahiraddin Muhammad Babur was a famous statesman, commander, poet, historian, and calligrapher. Babur invented his own alphabet called Khatt-i Baburi.

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Musical culture of Central Asia in the late Middle Ages

Musical culture of Central Asia in the late Middle Ages

The favorite venue for musicians were tea houses, which were widely spread in all cities and villages of Turkestan in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.

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What do the symbols on coins from the Islamic period mean?

What do the symbols on coins from the Islamic period mean?

In the early 8th century, Khorezm was conquered by the Arabs.

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Bukhara miniatures in the Louvre

Bukhara miniatures in the Louvre

The National Library of France and the Louvre Museum hold a significant portion of French collections of illuminated manuscripts from Khwarazm.

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Gold embroidery patterns

Gold embroidery patterns

Patterns of gold-embroidered products are very diverse. These are mainly flowers on thin branches or round rosettes framed by branched stems.

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When did ancient writing appear in the public library?

When did ancient writing appear in the public library?

In the 20s of the 20th century, remarkable collections of manuscripts from the Samarkand Scientific Research Institute, the Bukhara Library named after Ibn Sina, libraries of the Khiva Khans and some others were transferred to the Department of Oriental Manuscripts.

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Representatives of the Khorezm school of calligraphy

Representatives of the Khorezm school of calligraphy

Hamdami (first half of the 16th century) was a talented poet and master of Nasta’liq script.

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Risala-yi Mehtarlik - the statute of musicians

Risala-yi Mehtarlik - the statute of musicians

In the cities of Central Asia and Uzbekistan, ordinary musicians-instrumentalists formed special guilds (corporations) like other organizations of artisans during that epoch.

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What types of wool products existed on the territory of Uzbekistan?

What types of wool products existed on the territory of Uzbekistan?

The exhibition of the State Museum of Arts presents carpets from the 19th – 20th centuries from Andijan, Samarkand, Qashqadaryo, Surxondaryo, Bukhara and the lower reaches of the Amu Darya.

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