National Uzbek Art: Tubeteika, Khan-Atlas, Embroidery, Ceramics, Jewelery, Metal Engraving
The origins of folk art are hidden in depths of centuries of history. Numerous archaeological diggings in rural areas have revealed and continues to reveal new aspects of this ancient land and its culture.
Uzbek applied arts has a big variety when it comes to style, materials and ornamentation. Ceramics, silk and cotton weaving, stone and wood carving, metal engraving, leather stamping, calligraphy and miniature painting are some genres passed from ancient times.
In the past each region has its own cultural and ethnic tradition, these unique features were established by local guilds that strengthened these characteristics through their art. It was possible to recognise where someone came from by his tubeteika (embroidered skullcap), the colour and style of his chapan (gown).