Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gold Embroidery Of Uzbekistan

Bukhara’s gold embroidery is a miracle of art which holds a particular place among the numerous forms of art in Uzbekistan. From the ancient times gold is one of things that make life more beautiful and brought joy to people. The value of embroidery in gold has always been greater then the fabric on which it is done. It is primarily their price of gold that converts the articles into a national treasure. The skill of the master who created things of aesthetic and material value is retained in them forever. Gold embroidery in Bukhara has a style of its own, and its best specimens came into being where the great masters found patterns which were logic in composition, figurative in needlework and performed. Despite the antiquity of gold embroidery in Bukhara, nearly all the specimens found are believed to date from 19th and early 20th centuries. No earlier articles have been found to date. There are no more than about one thousand specimens of Bukhara gold embroidery in Soviet museums, while the number of oriental robes of the 19th and early 20th centuries which are of particular artistic value.

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