Crafting in Uzbekistan


Embroidered with gold

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Embroidered with goldIn contrast to silk embroidery, which involved only women, exclusively male could become a gold seamstress for a long time. Having reached Bukhara this craft flourished in the middle of the XIX century, where it was specifically mastered for decoration of the ruler and his retinue’s garment. The robes turbans and skullcaps, turbans and footwear for men, as well as women's wear were embroidered with golden and silver threads: dresses and gowns, bonnets - peshanaband, various scarves, shoes and boots. Also, gold embroidery interspersed with small gems lavishly decorated blanket for the horses and the palace interior. The perfection of composite construction of patterns and its technical performance was achieved as follows. Stencil items were drawn on the huskies, after that it was usually cut out, being attached to the taut fabric and sewn with precious threads. For each product used certain stitch embroidery: "zaminduzi” - Broken Rooms'," gulduzi"- to cut out sewing pattern onto a clean background, as well as more than thirty well-known joints. These days, predominantly female are able to cope with gold embroidery far outside of Bukhara city. Thus, such large-scale works as theater curtains, huge wall murals and various souvenirs are made by their hands today. Moreover, this technique is widely used in the manufacturing of the modern clothing.