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Exhibition of uzbek skull-caps
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 headwear universal.

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, Andijan.

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.


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