Handicrafts in Uzbekistan

Uzbek Handicrafts and Applied Art

The applied art of Uzbekistan is original and exclusive creative work of national craftsmen and masters, passing their skills from generation to generation. Putting their hearts and souls into works, for many centuries, they have created unique pieces and articles: housewares, house adornment, inimitable fabrics for dressy dresses, colorful tableware. 

Uzbek Handicrafts and Applied Art
Uzbek Handicrafts and Applied Art
Uzbek Handicrafts and Applied Art

The works of Fergana, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and other masters have been historically notable outside the country and still continue to stir interest of lovers of the beautiful from all over the world. Many schools of suzané embroidery and ceramics, skullcaps of different type and purpose, national pichak-knives for every occasion, silk and woolen carpets, silk and chasing – the wonderful works, produced by local masters for centuries, make a unique exoticism of Uzbekistan.

Uzbek Handicrafts and Applied Art
Uzbek Handicrafts and Applied Art
Uzbek Handicrafts and Applied Art

Sui generis centers and schools of folk arts and crafts were formed in the territory of Uzbekistan for centuries. Each region has its own direction. Chust, Namangan region, is widely known for its skullcaps and knives; Rishtan, Fergana region, turquoise ceramics; ancient Margilan, satin with iridescent play of colors; sacred Bukhara, gold embroidery.

Uzbekistan has been developing arts and crafts from century to century, handing down the unique works of famous and unknown artists, which strike with the wealth of artistic imagination and perfection of shapes.

 

Uzbekistan's Best Souvenirs

IN TASHKENT

Dried fruits, nuts, and local sweets
  • Dried fruits, nuts, and local sweets
  • Tyubiteyka hats
  • Leather and modern clothes made of traditional fabrics from local designers
  • Wood carvings

IN SAMARKAND

Paper at Konigil factory
  • Paper at Konigil factory
  • Silk carpets
  • Dried fruits, nuts, and local sweets
  • Wine
  • Clothes from local designers

IN BUKHARA

Handmade bird scissors
  • Suzani – decorative embroidered textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Handmade bird scissors
  • Silk and wool carpets and rugs
  • Wood carvings

IN KHIVA

Handmade camel wool socks
  • Handmade camel wool socks
  • Wood carvings
  • Wool carpets
  • Handmade hats (called chigirma)
  • Handmade ceramic figurines

IN FERGANA

Blue ceramics - the signature
    of the Rishtan ceramics school
  • Ikat fabrics
  • Knives
  • Blue ceramics - the signature of the Rishtan ceramics school
  • Handmade silk textile

IN NAMANGAN

Chust knifes
  • Chust knifes