Cities of Persian tales: Bukhara and Samarkand

There are so many Persian culture lovers around the world that there is no wonder why even in times of pandemic people are trying to find ways to travel in the search of history. Persian culture’s map doesn’t stop at today’s Iran borders and the best proof of it are ones of the most beautiful Central Asian cities which keep nowadays the Persian architecture in their structure: Bukhara and Samarkand. Welcome to vibrant and ancient Uzbekistan! Even if the historical sources mention how these cities have been long last to initially the Russian Empire and the now independent republics, here locals still speak Persian and inside their hearts, many of the inhabitants still feel attached to Persian culture, wearing typical folk costumes, cooking the Persian way and celebrating festivals according to Persian calendar (Nowruz- Spring festival). Their traditions are full of joy and hospitality, their homes beautifully decorated with handmade „suzani” and colourful rugs, their tea is always ready for unexpected guests and their food blessed with oriental flavours. That’s why once you read about Persia you must come and see with your eyes the beauty of these lands.

Uzbekistanul si industria bijutiera

Daca initial inkdustria bijutiera din Uzbekistan, acest stat situat in inima Asiei, cuprindea mai multe forme de arta si meserie, centrate pe decorarea taisurilor de sabii, manerelor de pumnale, detalii ale echipamentului de calarie si centuri barbatesti, zargarii, mesterii bijutieri de aici, au avut tot timpul ca principala ocupatie fabricarea bijuteriilor de femei in game variate. Timp de secole cel mai important centru de fabricare a podoabelor feminine a fost Bukhara, orasul renumitului colector de hadeeth-uri, Bukhari. Ornamentele bijutiere din acest oras dateaza din secolul al XIX-lea iar printre tehnicile preferate acestei perioade de catre bijutieri au fost: turnarea, forjarea, granularea, filigran aplicata si ornamentata si incrustarea cu pietre pretioase si semipretioase, sustinute prin tehnica de aurire. Unele dintre cele mai faimoase scoli de bijutieri ale secolului XIX in orasul Bukhara au fost: usto Syed Aelo, usto Ishokkul, usto Bahramdzhon  si usto Cory-Sharif.

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