Handcrafts

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Tour Number

Activity Level

37183


Categories

Museums / Culture, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Uzbek textile and handcrafts


Fergana Valley. Four importent cities: Kokand, Margilan, Fergana and Rishtan. All these cities well known from ancient time in Central Asia. Since old days Margilan has been famous for its wonderful Ikat fabric and fine silk. Via the Great Silk Road traders brought Margilanian silk to Baghdad, Cairo and Athens. In our days Margilan is considered to be the best enterprise manufacturing handmade silk in Uzbekistan. At the factory you can see the whole silk-making process from cocoons processing to finished product. Using the traditional technology of making the Ikat fabrics and carpets weaving by hand - that is the same techniques Fergana weavers used in ancient times. Next wellknowen is Rishtan Village, which since ancient times has been famous for its ceramics. Rishtan pottery differs with richness of decor, which is dominated by blue.  This unique blue glaze "ishkor" is produced by hand from natural mineral pigments.

Itinerary

1 day. Kokand city and Reshtan city.
We visit Hudayor-Han Palace, Juma Mosque
In Reshtan visiting workshops of tiles and ceramic, we will see the whole process of making ceramic porcelain.
Overnigh in Fergana
2 day. Fergana
09:00 Departure to Margilan city.
visit workshops of Ikat and carpets in Margilan.
We will learn the whole process of making the silk threads and Ikat fabric.
Probably we will see 3 well knowen masters of ikat in this aria
Bazaar of textile.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: In Tashkent at your hotel or I could meet you at airport.

End location: in Tahkent.

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

Nexia or Lacetti cedan car 3 seats

What’s Included

My personal time and experience in textile. visiting the major work-shops.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2600 som - You will neen uzbek som to pay for food , it is about 260000 sum for 100 dollars, beer - $2, coffee- $1,5. Dinner or lunch - about 25000som.

What’s Extra

We need to hire a car to Fergana , we can take it on a taxi station. it's $80 for a day, it could be more or less.

Private tour guide Timur

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