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From traditional designs to Soviet Lenin kitsch, carpets abound in Bukhara, Uzbekistan Photo credit: Lindsay Fincher

The Magic of Making Carpets: Iran, Turkey, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus

Female Costumes in Karakalpakistan/Uzbekistan

A Qazaq-like cross in the centre of a shayan quyrıq orta qara.

“BELLE of OLD TASHKENT in WEDDING COSTUME”, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 1906.  The woman wears a dress made from Russian printed-cotton. SUZANI background

“BELLE of OLD TASHKENT in WEDDING COSTUME”, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The woman wears a dress made from Russian printed-cotton. A large suzani of the kind typically made in Tashkent hangs behind her.

Buying old textiles in our favorite market in central Asia - Urgut, Uzbekistan

Urgut Market: Samarkand’s Shopping Secret

Skull-cap. Shakhrisiabz, Uzbekistan. 19th century. Cotton, with chain-stitch embroidery in silk and red wool, trimmed with djiyak braid.

Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow - Shakhrisiabz, Uzbekistan. century Cotton, with chain-stitch embroidery in silk and red wool, trimmed with djiyak braid.

4. Sixty percent of Uzbekistan's girls continue their education and go to college.

Sixty percent of Uzbekistan's girls continue their education and go to college.

A New Opportunity to Take a Journey Through Central Asia: The Five ‘Stans

Khiva, Uzbekistan's legendary "living city," offers a glimpse of the glory days of the old Silk Road in a way that few other places can.

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Uzbekistan: A Stop on the Silk Road

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Learn from the Locals: Navruz in Uzbekistan

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