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Uzbekistan Embassy announces the 16th ‘Silk and Spices’ traditional festival
May 11, 2017, 12:43 pm

The Uzbekistan Embassy announced in a press release that the country’s 16th traditional festival ‘Silk and Spices’ will be held on 26-28 May, 2017 in Bukhara. Its goal is to preserve the existing cultural heritage with all its specific features and level of artistic skill, as well as to support folk crafts such as gold embroidery, hand weaving, carving, carpet weaving, building craftsmanship, fine arts.

The program of the festival includes performances of folklore ensembles from the regions of the country, national games and amusements, master classes, tasting of Uzbek pilaf at the event "Palov Sayli" and a fashion show from young designers of Uzbekistan.

The atmosphere of the eastern fairy tale will always recreate the colorful procession that will bring the guests of the festival thousands of years ago, when caravans loaded with silk and spices passed from China to Europe, passing through mountain passes and lifeless deserts and stopped in blossoming oases.

For anyone interested master classes on pottery, blacksmithing, gold embroidery, carpet weaving, coin aging and much more will be held. The organizers of the event will be the Khokimiyat of Bukhara region, the Bukhara regional branch of the State Committee for Tourism and the association of artisans 'Hunarmand'.

The 'Atlas Bairami' Festival

"Atlas Bairami" festival will be held from 15 to 17 September in the city of Margilan. The festival is held from 2015. 'Atlas Bairami' festival contributes to the further development and popularization of national handicraft and tourism, the expansion of cooperation between artisans.

Leading masters of traditional textile and clothing design, artisans, art scientists, art managers, specialists in the field of traditional crafts management take part in the festival. During the festival master classes and trainings for young artisans on traditional embroidery, natural dyeing, design using traditional textiles, as well as marketing and communication are held.

The program of the event also includes folk festivities, performances of folklore musical groups, performances of darvoz rope walkers, kurash competitions, plov competition and puppet show.

For the festival a small town of craftsmen is created, where the fair of applied arts of Uzbekistan will be presented. It is planned that about 120 masters from all regions of the country will come to Margilan.



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