Information about Uzbek Khan-Atlas
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History of Uzbek Khan-Atlas
History of Khan-Atlas tells that long time ago one of the rulers of Margilan who had four wives decided to marry for the fifth time. He fell in love with a young beautiful daughter of an artist. The artist got upset with the khan's intention and asked him to change his mind. The khan promised to give up only in case the artist would produce something more beautiful than his daughter till the next morning. All the night the artist was in despair. He spent this time without food, dreamless, not saying a single word. At dawn he went out and sat by the stream. At that very moment he saw reflection of the clouds and all colors of rainbow in the water. He was struck by the fantastic idea to copy the beauty he had seen on fabric. And he did it! A small piece of cloth was brought to the khan. The khan was surprised as he had never seen anything more beautiful. The khan accepted this artistic pattern and dropped the idea to marry the artist's daughter. Following the event the cloth was called "Khan-Atlas" as it had been invented specially for the khan.