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What did young Karakalpak girls wear on their heads?

What did young Karakalpak girls wear on their heads?

At the beginning of the 20th century, the tahia decorated with coins and corals wore only by teenage girls up to 14 – 45 years.

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What kind of clothes did older Karakalpak women wear?

What kind of clothes did older Karakalpak women wear?

The clothes of elderly women was light, mainly from white cotton fabric: white dress aq keilek, aq kiymeshek headwear, cape-robe aq zhegde.

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Tiles from the Buyan Quli Khan Mausoleum

Tiles from the Buyan Quli Khan Mausoleum

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg possesses 71 carved glazed tile fragments that once adorned the Buyan Quli Khan Mausoleum in Bukhara.

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What do the prayer formulas on the inscriptions of the «a very tall construction» in Kashkadarya say?‌‌

What do the prayer formulas on the inscriptions of the «a very tall construction» in Kashkadarya say?‌‌

The inscriptions on the facades of the mausoleum of Jahangir Mirzo (or Khazrati Imam), which is the main monument of the architectural complex “Dar us-sadat” in the city of Shahrisabz, Kashkadarya region, which Sharaf ad-din Ali Yazdi called «a very tall construction» in his work “Zafarnama”, contain words that glorify God.‌‌

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Amudarya Hemidrachm in the Fitzwilliam Museum Collection

Amudarya Hemidrachm in the Fitzwilliam Museum Collection

A significant part of the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection consists of Central Asian coins originating from the territory of modern Uzbekistan.

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How did Ulugh Beg's "Book of the Fixed Stars" end up in Istanbul, and then in Paris?

How did Ulugh Beg's "Book of the Fixed Stars" end up in Istanbul, and then in Paris?

In April 1891, a beautiful calligraphic copy of the astronomical treatise by al-Sufi, "Suwar al-kawakib al-sabita" ("Images of the Fixed Stars"), with 74 colored illustrations (Arabe 5036), made for the personal library of Ulugh Beg, likely in Samarkand during 1430-1440 while constructing his famous observatory, arrived at the National Library of France.

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French Collections of Illustrated Manuscripts from Mawarannahr

French Collections of Illustrated Manuscripts from Mawarannahr

The French collections of illustrated manuscripts from Mawarannahr represent a significant part of the cultural heritage stored in the National Library of France and the Louvre Museum.

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Who made the door of the mausoleum of Khazrati Imam?

Who made the door of the mausoleum of Khazrati Imam?

The only and main entrance door of the mausoleum of Jahangir Mirzo (or Khazrati Imam), which is the main monument of the Dar us-Sadat architectural complex in the city of Shahrisabz, Kashkadarya region, was installed during one of the later renovations.

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Ziyarat-khana of complex of buildings near the Qusam ibn ‘Abbas mausoleum

Ziyarat-khana of complex of buildings near the Qusam ibn ‘Abbas mausoleum

The sepulchral complex of Qusam ibn ‘Abbas consists of two structures: rooms for pilgrims (ziyaratkhana) and the cist proper.

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Museum enriched with items from the Uzbek tea room

Museum enriched with items from the Uzbek tea room

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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The UNESCO Secretariat has received a 50-volumes book-album "Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections"

The UNESCO Secretariat has received a 50-volumes book-album "Cultural legacy of Uzbekistan in the World Collections"

The ceremony to present the 50-volume book-album "Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan in the World's Collections" was held at the UNESCO headquarters, with the participation of UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone, and representatives from the Secretariat.

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The Lubeck Ethnological Museum

The Lubeck Ethnological Museum

In 1934 the collection of the cultural artifacts of foreign peoples in Lübeck became public property and gained museum status.

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Zhegde as Karakalpak analogue of the paranji

Zhegde as Karakalpak analogue of the paranji

Women’s going-out garments included the head cover zhegde.

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Collection of weapons in the Museum of History of Uzbekistan

Collection of weapons in the Museum of History of Uzbekistan

The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan houses a significant collection of weapons from the 16th to 20th centuries.

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Toreutics in Uzbekistan: Revival of Tradition

Toreutics in Uzbekistan: Revival of Tradition

Copper embossing, which reached its peak in the 19th and 20th centuries, played a significant role in the lives of both rural and urban populations of Tashkent.

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Through the Ages: The Path of Porcelain into Central Asia

Through the Ages: The Path of Porcelain into Central Asia

Porcelain, as a symbol of refinement and cultural exchange, traveled along the Great Silk Road from China into the depths of Central Asia for many centuries, leaving a unique legacy in this region that was subsequently enriched by European and Russian traditions.

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Regional Characteristics of Uzbek Pottery Art

Regional Characteristics of Uzbek Pottery Art

Uzbek pottery art has long been famous for its diversity and uniqueness, reflecting the cultural and historical features of different regions of the country.

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In the Depths of the Uzbekistan History Museum: Unique Expeditions and Scholarly Discoveries

In the Depths of the Uzbekistan History Museum: Unique Expeditions and Scholarly Discoveries

The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan is a unique place that houses treasures telling the rich culture and history of this country.

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Ishik - winter shapan for wealthy Karakalpak women

Ishik - winter shapan for wealthy Karakalpak women

In winter, rich Karakalpak women wore the shapan from expensive ikat silk ishik, furlined and trimmed the sleeves too.

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What was the outwear shapan of Karakalpak women like?

What was the outwear shapan of Karakalpak women like?

Outwear shapan of women sewn from expensive brocade, silk fabrics was very ornate.

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Zhengse is a distinctive feature of Karakalpak women's costume

Zhengse is a distinctive feature of Karakalpak women's costume

Karakalpak women’s clothes had decorative details, that were not in Khorezm suit, as on sleeves jengse worn over sleeves of outerwear.

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The Armory of Dresden State Art Collections

The Armory of Dresden State Art Collections

From the 16th century the cities of Mawarannahr began to gradually lose their role as major transshipment points of the great trade artery.

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Mosque at the mausoleum of the Qusam ibn ‘Abbas

Mosque at the mausoleum of the Qusam ibn ‘Abbas

According to expert opinion, the mosque is one of the latest in the group of buildings standing around the Qusam ibn ‘Abbas mausoleum.

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Jahangir Mirza and Kishi: what is their relationship?

Jahangir Mirza and Kishi: what is their relationship?

When reading the inscriptions on the door of the mausoleum of Jahangir Mirza, which is the main monument of the architectural complex "Dar us-Sadat" in the city of Shahrisabz, Kashkadarya region, the name Kishi is mentioned.

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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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