Uzbek embroidery

Embroidery, complements other types of architectural and decorative art – “ganch” and wood carving and painting, heavily decorated people’s houses and small household items. Embroidery was widely used in decorating national dress – both festive and common. Over a long period of existence and development of the local art and styles, in the XIX century the greatest centers of art sewing revealed in Bukhara, Nurata, Karshi, Samarkand, Tashkent, Tashkent, Pskent and Fergana. The widespread art of embroidery was purely feminine. With gold and silver thread were embroidered men’s robes, turbans, skullcaps, trousers, shoes, for women clothing dresses – gowns, headband, scarves, boots, and shoes.

Uzbek EmbroideryEmbroidery with gold and precious stones richly decorated interior of palaces as well as horse blankets and saddle-cloths. The art of gold embroidery in the middle of XIX century reached its high perfection of composition design and workmanship. For each adorned product were used certain methods of cover: solid – “Zaminduzi” on carved figure on the free background – “Gulduzi”. Each part of the pattern embroidered in certain seam, there were known more than 30 styles of it.