Exhibition of traditional dresses of regions of Uzbekistan opened in Tashkent within a framework of “Renaissance” project.
Fund Forum, Association of Antiquarians of Uzbekistan MEROS and Youth Creativity Palace organized the event.
Historical Sogda dress of VIII-X centuries, regions of Uzbekistan including Baysun (Surhandarya region), Jeyhun (Kashkadarya region), Kokand (Ferghana region), Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Nurata (Navoi region), Khorezm and Karakalpakistan were presented at the “Renaissance” project.
Sogda dress of VIII-X centuries is the most ancient and unique. It represents restoration of suits of grand people with wall-painting of Bezeklik temple. Its important detail is oar dress with short arm decorated with embroidery. Composition of the ornament true to form of Chinese dresses existed in Central Asia together with Mongolians.
The goal of the exhibition is the restoration of original traditions of creating wedding dresses of the regions of Uzbekistan. Its composition contains of collection of folklore costumes for bridegroom and bride made on the basis of materials of ethnographic researches and literary sources. Styles of models are characteristic for second half of XIX century.
Many specialists worked on this collection, including historians, ethnographers, designers, who amazingly mastered material and strived to restore traditional style of wedding dress.
- Exhibition was very beautiful that one more time proves uniqueness of traditional culture of our country. Restored costumes, jewelries of XIX century and antique dresses were presented here. Moreover, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Tajik and Turkmen costumes also exhibited. The further plans of author and head of the project give us an opportunity to learn about traditional culture of other nations, - Doctor of Art Kamola Akilova said.
Peculiarity of costumes of bride and bridegroom from Baysun is the bright colors inherent exactly to this region. Lady dress and men’s shirt are hand-made by Baysun masters from Suzanne with large ornament in a form of flower rosette.
Karakalpak costumes of bride are restored using photo of collections saved in Museum named after Savitskiy in the city of Nukus.
- At present, it became stereotype that wedding is strongly white dress. Though, wedding dress was always in red color in the East. Thanks to this project I looked through and researched large ethnographic materials which were very interesting and useful for me. I would like to note that not really historical costume is presented in the exhibition. I mean, historical style is used the one which was used 100 years ago, but it was sewed from modern fabrics. Old designs was used that helped to restore all details of dress including head dress. Peculiarity of this collection is that wedding collection was made for bride and bridegroom. Collection contains of 30 units of wedding units and was made within 3-4 months, - Saodat Murathodjaeva, designer of Style House has said.
Along with costumes, their designs, national dolls, head dresses and jewelries were presented at the exhibition.
Regarding further destiny of costumes, project head Fahriddin Abdujabbarov said that culture of Uzbekistan is going to be presented in other countries by way of this collection.
Exhibition will continue until March 1, 2013.
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