The XVII International Festival “Silk and Spices” took place in Bukhara

On May 25-27, a variety of products of gold embroidery, jewelry, embroidery, pottery, carpet weaving, embossing and carving, fine and applied art were presented at the XVII International Festival of Silk and Spices, in Bukhara.

The festival started from the ancient fortress Ark and continued along Lyabi-Khauz complex, as well as their surroundings. Each event of the festival reminded of handicraft, paintings of cultural life of ancient Bukhara.

The buyers were satisfied with pottery, jewelry, gold-embroidered handmade products, silk fabrics of Fergana valley, woolen carpets with floral ornaments of Baysun, skullcaps, silk products of Shakhrisabz, original works of Karakalpak, Khorezm, Navoi, and Samarkand masters.

The festival has become a unique demonstration of possibilities of handicraft of Uzbekistan. Examples of works of master Abdullah – representative of famous in the country and abroad dynasty of Narzullayevs – potters from Gijduvan especially distinguished among products.

The event also made a great impression on foreign tourists. It was attended by artisans from Central Asia and Russia.

The exhibitions present not only samples of national craftsmanship, but also provides opportunity to become familiar with the complex handmade process at master classes.

Uzbekistan is also rich in spices. They not only give the dishes flavor, but also have medicinal properties. Visitors tasted dishes with various condiments at pilaf competition.

Collections of young designers, presentation of a film about history of Uzbekistan also aroused great interest.


The festival ended with a large concert program with participation of famous and young artists.

(Source: UzA)