Where in Uzbekistan do the wood carvings?

Since ancient times Tashkent was famous for its craftsmen-carvers but the art school was formed by woodcarving pattern only by the middle of XIX, beginning of XX century. Carved cabinets, cupboards, tables, armchairs, are firmly in use by Tashkenters, stylized “oriental” multi-faceted tables with delicate arabesque patterns are very popular. The works of the masters will remain forever, pride for our descendants-carved works on the memory and honors area (Tashkent), the design of the Museum for the victims of repression (Tashkent), the decor and decoration of the building of the Oliy Majlis (Tashkent), the Imam Khazrati Mosque (Hastim), the interior of the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan (Tashkent) and much more.
Woodcarving in Karakalpakia was associated with the decoration of the nomadic dwelling – yurts, the carving decorated the doors, interior items – lockers, food stands, dishes, musical instruments, horse harness, tools. Karakalpak carving wood has an ornamental character with a predominance of geometric, plant and zoomorphic motifs, often archaic. Karakalpak masters in the past widely used in woodworking an overhead bone finished with geometric engraving, and a kind of inlay with red cloth, effectively combining these techniques with flat-relief carving. The wood was then painted in dark brown and black tones. Such works you can find on uzikat.com.
In Samarkand, in the courtyard of the Bibi Khanum mosque, one can still see a stand intended for the sacred Koran of Osman, it was made of marble at the beginning of the 15th century by order of Mirzo Ulugbek, as evidenced by the inscription carved on its foundation. For the production of the laukha, solid types of wood are used – walnut and chinara. To ensure that the product has remained strong for many years, it has not deformed and cracked, the wood must be properly prepared. The wood pattern turns out to be more beautiful and clear if the logs are previously soaked in houses or special reservoirs during the year. During this time, the colourants from the bark penetrate into all the smallest pores of the wood. And the older the tree, the nobler its shades. Then boards made of these logs 50-60 mm thick are stacked with a mandatory lumen between them and dried for 8-10 years in a dry, dark and well-ventilated room, turning each year.

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