On the biggest collections in museum's depository is hand-made embroidery.
Most of hand made embroideries is related to the end of XIX century and beginning of XX century.
Sericulture was well developed in Uzbekistan and almost all regions were producing flossy threads for
embroidery. Mainly women were involved in embroidery. Little girls were becoming proficient in embroidery
since 8- 9 year of age. By tradition they were making embroideries for their dowry. In the past there was not
a single Uzbek family that didn't decorate the walls of their house with embroidery. Houses were decorated by
such wares of embroidery as: palyak, gulkurpa, zardevor, chaishab and other. Besides this other items like
sandalpush, djaynamaz, covers for mirror and comb, jackets, collars, paranjas were decorated with embroidery.
Each region has its own distinctive feature in the art of embroidery.
For example, embroidery of Tashkent regions known as "palyak" depicts heavenly bodies such as "moon palyak",
"star palyak". In Bukhara region embroidery is applied on white fabric and depicts thin branches of a flower
in the form of circle. Nuratin's embroidery with its thin ornamental patterns known as "islimi" is considered
as one of the best in Central Asia. Shakhrisab's embroidery "iroki" stands out with its ornamental patterns
that are applied along whole the perimeter and not living the empty place in other words looks like a carpet.
Embroidery of Surkhandariya and Kashkadariya region is of bright colours. Circles are applied by turns and
decorated by branches.
Syuzanei.Samarkand, the end of the XIX c. Hand-made embroidery.