Tajikistan

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Zarduzi (golden-stitch embroidery)

One of the most common types of decorative and applied arts of the Tajiks is zarduzi goldwork. The art of golden-stitch embroidery in Tajikistan...

Weaving

Weaving is an integral part of the tangible culture of the Tajiks. The first archaeological evidence of the emergence of weaving among Tajiks date...

Suzani embroidery

Traditions of the art of embroidery of the Tajiks are rooted in antiquity. Reliable information about this has been preserved on the ancient frescos...

Traditional musical instruments

Tajik folk music is rich and diverse, and like a mirror, reflects the life of the nation, its emotions and character, everyday life and...
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Lukhtak amulet

Lukhtak is a traditional Tajik amulet. The creation of the lukhtak doll dates back to the pre-islamic period, the period of Zoroastrianism in the...

Kundal (polychrome decorative wall painting)

One of the most original types of traditional handicrafts in Tajikistan is kundal, a polychrome decorative wall painting of glue paints with gilded relief...

Kord (knives)

Kord (knife) is one of the items of tangible culture of the Tajik people and an integral part of the traditional male costume. Traditionally,...

Jurabs (ornamental knitted stockings)

Knitting and weaving are an ancient crafts of the Tajik people. Archaeological findings of the ancient Penjikent (fifth to eighth centuries A.D.), such as...

Jewellery

Jewellery is one of the brightest manifestations of artistic creativity of the Tajik people. The earliest samples discovered by archeologists belong to distant antiquity...

Chubkori (woodcarving)

Chubkori (artistic woodcarving) is among the oldest Tajik traditional crafts. Number of monuments of artistic wood carvings from different eras reach us in the...