During centuries-old history the people of Uzbekistan created fine works of applied arts.
One of the most popular and widespread types of applied arts was always the skull-cap. The skull-cap is integral
part of uzbek national attire. The tradition of producing of skull-caps hereditary from generation to generation.
Uzbek embroidered skull-caps are a success and well-known not only in our country, but all over the world.
The skull-caps created by uzbek craftswomen are decorated the display of many museums of Uzbekistan and foreign ones.
In the museum of applied arts of Uzbekistan there are skull-caps of different regions.
The skull-caps differ from each other by forms, design, artistic symbols.
The diversity of forms – conic, four-sided, round, cupolar-shaped, richly embroidered, which imparts them with a delicate,
large-skull or carpet texture; their variety of colors – form laconic black – white to bright multi-color – makes Uzbek
Local peculiarities of embroidery of skull-caps in different regions were so precise that they allowed to determine
the birth-place of the owner.
Nature and artistic traditions of the regions influenced creation appointed types of skull-caps. In Surkhandarya
and Kashkadarya there are cupolar-shaped, round, richly embroidered with bright silk threads. In Bukhara craftswomen
use embroidery in gold. More early origin of skull-caps are in the towns of Fergana valley: Chust, Margilan, Kokand,
In Tashkent majority skull-caps for women embroidered in the technique of completely covered.
There are six local
groups of skull-caps: Tashkent, Fergana, Samarkand, Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Surkhandarya and Khorezm – Karakalpakstan.
The present exhibition are presented with articles of applied arts of the museum. Skull-caps: “Gilam duppi” from
Shakhrisabz, “Dukhoba duppi” from Boysun, Tashkent.
Exhibition is open from 17.05.2007 to 10.06.2007.