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What truth is written in the inscriptions of the mausoleum of Khazrati Imam?

What truth is written in the inscriptions of the mausoleum of Khazrati Imam?

One of the inscriptions preserved in the mausoleum of Jahangir Mirza (or Khazrati Imam), which is the main monument of the architectural complex "Dar us-Sadat" in the city of Shahrisabz, Kashkadarya region, contains ancient wisdom: "A wise man relies on his labor, while a fool relies on his hopes".

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A rich variety of Karakalpak women's headdresses

A rich variety of Karakalpak women's headdresses

The headwear of women was diverse and informative.

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How did the shapan of Karakalpak women differ from that of men?

How did the shapan of Karakalpak women differ from that of men?

The outerwear of women was a throw-open robe shapan similar to men’s one, but embroidered in bright silk or semi-silk fabrics of Bukhara, Khorezm, or Russian production.

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The name is repeatedly mentioned in the inscriptions of the mausoleum where the Temurid prince is buried

The name is repeatedly mentioned in the inscriptions of the mausoleum where the Temurid prince is buried

According to the conclusion of the researchers, the entire surface of the west facade of the mausoleum in the architectural district of Dar us-Sadat, located in Shahrisabz, Kashkadarya region, where the Temurid prince Jahangir Mirza was buried, was finished with a geometric design: monumental epigraphic compositions in kufic bannayi script.

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Kok keilek – Karakalpak wedding dress

Kok keilek – Karakalpak wedding dress

Special women’s dresses were the kok keilek, antique wedding dress – top skill of Karakalpak embroiderers.

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What did the festive outfits of Karakalpak women look like?

What did the festive outfits of Karakalpak women look like?

Elegant dresses made of expensive silk ikat fabrics form dense pashshayi with green-blue patterns, Bukhara shahi, smooth-colored, moiré fabric torqa.

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"Usmadon" for eyebrow coloring in the Bumiller collection

"Usmadon" for eyebrow coloring in the Bumiller collection

The outstanding collection of pre-Mongol Islamic metalwork, widely known among experts as the Bumiller Collection or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, has no equal in terms of the richness and diversity of its objects.

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Items donated to the Ethnological Museum Dresden

Items donated to the Ethnological Museum Dresden

The Saxonian State Collections of Ethnography (SES) were formed in 2004 from the three ethnological museums in Saxony – Leipzig, Dresden and Herrnhut.

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Which architectural complex in Uzbekistan resembles a large square?

Which architectural complex in Uzbekistan resembles a large square?

The Dar ut-Tilavat complex, located to the south of the central square of medieval Shakhrisabz, near the central market and the Chorsu shopping center, is planned as a large square and occupies a total area of approximately 500 m2.

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Words and sacred formulas written in the crypt of Amir Temur

Words and sacred formulas written in the crypt of Amir Temur

In a rare architectural structure - in the crypt of Amir Temur located in the city of Shahrisabz, Kashkadarya region, a fragment from the Koran was written.

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Vase from the Bumiller collection

Vase from the Bumiller collection

The outstanding collection of pre-Mongol Islamic metalwork, widely known among experts as the Bumiller Collection or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, has no equal in terms of the richness and diversity of its objects.

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The role of the Kushan dynasty in history

The role of the Kushan dynasty in history

During its heyday, the Kushan Kingdom (I – III centuries AD) encompassed vast territories of the southern part of the modern Central Asia, Afghanistan, as well as the lands of Pakistan and Northern India.

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On behalf of WOSCU, the book-album series “The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan” presented to the Miho Museum

On behalf of WOSCU, the book-album series “The Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan” presented to the Miho Museum

One of the outcomes of the fruitful collaboration between WOSCU and the Miho Museum is the album book "Cultural Legacy of Central Asia in Japanese Museums" from the series "Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan," showcasing artworks related to the culture of Central Asia, including Uzbekistan.

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Ewers with engraved Kufic inscription with the name of the master Akhmad

Ewers with engraved Kufic inscription with the name of the master Akhmad

The outstanding collection of pre-Mongol Islamic metalwork, widely known among experts as the Bumiller Collection or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, has no equal in terms of the richness and diversity of its objects.

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What were the traditional Karakalpach home dresses like?

What were the traditional Karakalpach home dresses like?

Women’s keilek were home and holiday wear.

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What was included in the clothing set of Karakalpak women?

What was included in the clothing set of Karakalpak women?

Women of all ages had in their underwear garment of complex suit – dress shirt keilek and yshtan the same cut that in men’s, but with narrow cuffs decorated by zhiyek; shapan robes, head robe-capes zhegde, a variety of headwear, shoes and were obliged to the set of silver jewelry.

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What is written at the entrance to the Shahi-Zindah complex mausoleum of 1360-1361?

What is written at the entrance to the Shahi-Zindah complex mausoleum of 1360-1361?

A fragment from the Koran is inscribed in the very plastic thuluth-i ghubar script along the perimeter of the entrance aperture.

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A bronze mortar in the Bumiller Collection

A bronze mortar in the Bumiller Collection

The collection of pre-Mongol Islamic metalwork, widely known among experts as the Bumiller Collection or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, represents the most complete groupings of practically all kind of bronze and brass items found in Khurasan and Mawarannahr/Transoxiana from the 9th to the beginning of 13th centuries.

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The Bumiller Collection

The Bumiller Collection

The outstanding collection of pre-Mongol Islamic metalwork, widely known among experts as the Bumiller Collection or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, has no equal in terms of the richness and diversity of its objects.

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The meaning of red in Karakalpak clothing

The meaning of red in Karakalpak clothing

The clothes of the girls, brides and young women of Karakalpak dominated red colors.

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Plate with images of birds

Plate with images of birds

The outstanding collection of artistic bronze from the pre-Mongol period, widely known as the "Bumiller Collection" or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, has no equal in richness and variety of exhibits.

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What do the inscriptions on the door leading to the complex of buildings near the mausoleum of Qusam ibn Abbas say?

What do the inscriptions on the door leading to the complex of buildings near the mausoleum of Qusam ibn Abbas say?

At the eastern entrance leading to the complex is installed a carved door with very fine and delicate laced chasing.

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The group of buildings around the Qusam ibn ‘Abbas mausoleum

The group of buildings around the Qusam ibn ‘Abbas mausoleum

The entrance to this complex of interconnected buildings is located in the eastern wall of the porch of the middle group of buildings.

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The Budrach hoard dated to the middle of 11th century

The Budrach hoard dated to the middle of 11th century

The outstanding collection of pre-Mongol Islamic metalwork, widely known among experts as the Bumiller Collection or the University Museum of Islamic Art in Bamberg, has no equal in terms of the richness and diversity of its objects.

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Germany's only museum of Islamic art at the University of Bamberg

Germany's only museum of Islamic art at the University of Bamberg

Senator (hon.) Manfred Bumiller began to collect treasures of Islamic art in 1980.

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What is the importance of age-appropriate clothing for women?

What is the importance of age-appropriate clothing for women?

A girl – a future mother – is the biggest value in the family.

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Features of the traditional Karakalpak women’s costumes

Features of the traditional Karakalpak women’s costumes

Karakalpak women’s costumes differed from men’s in that they were more elaborate and had bright colors and abundant jewelry.

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«Colours of The Silk Road – suzani embroidery from Uzbekistan»

«Colours of The Silk Road – suzani embroidery from Uzbekistan»

In a dedicated exhibition at The Burrell Collection in 2008, the Burrell group of Suzanis were displayed together for the first time.

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How did the clothing of the Karakalpaks reflect their age?

How did the clothing of the Karakalpaks reflect their age?

Age differences in Karakalpak clothing were manifested in the color, length and width of the robes, as well as the manner of wearing clothes.

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Chagatai manuscripts

Chagatai manuscripts

The Berlin State Library contains more than 190 manuscripts in the Chagatai (Old Uzbek) language.

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"Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan"

"Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan"

Photo report on how the media event unfolded

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Media event "Architectural epigraphy of Uzbekistan"

Media event "Architectural epigraphy of Uzbekistan"

On April 8th, WOSCU, together with the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Abu Rayhan Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies, presented the series of books "Architectural Epigraphy of Uzbekistan" and held a certificate award ceremony for the receipt of 20 volumes of book-albums by organizations, ministries, and departments.

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What kind of shoes did the Karakalpaks wear?

What kind of shoes did the Karakalpaks wear?

Shoes of Karakalpaks were boots (yetik) with sharp, slightly turned-up toes on a wide flat beveled heel and protruding knee part.

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Unique works of the Ottoman Turks stored in Britain‌‌

Unique works of the Ottoman Turks stored in Britain‌‌

The arts of the book comprise a significant part of the British Museum’s collections from the Islamic world.

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Manuscripts in the Berlin State Library‌‌

Manuscripts in the Berlin State Library‌‌

The Berlin State Library houses about 190 manuscripts in the Chagatai language. The Chagatai manuscripts reached the Berlin State Library from East Asia in a great variety of ways.

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50 volumes “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections” were donated to a museum in Malaysia

50 volumes “Cultural Legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections” were donated to a museum in Malaysia

On April 8th, a meeting took place at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia between Ambassador of Uzbekistan Karomidin Gadoev and the director of the museum, Saied Muhammad Al-Bukhari.

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