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Traveling along ancient Uzbekistan cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva you will find that every city has its own craft school and own style, different from other regions. Visiting Khiva, you can buy a lagan-dish or a badia-plate decorated with blue and ultramarine patterns with wide horizontal rims, which can be hung on the wall at home. A Khorezm Hum-vessel can be used as an original vase. Amazing Chiroki-lamp will create an environment of the East at your home.
Enthusiasts of ceramics should visit the famous center of ceramics in Uzbekistan, Rishtan town. Being there, do not forget to visit one of the craft shops and to buy some pottery of all blue and turquoise shades. Rishtan lagans and figured vessels in the shape of a duck, “obdasta urdak”, decorated with antique ornaments of pomegranate and almond flowers are traditional Uzbekistan souvenirs.
40 km from Bukhara there is a small town of Gijduvan, which is famous for its yellow-brown ceramics with green and blue patterns. Here you will find a renowned ceramics center of Nasrullayev family, who passes the secrets of pottery craft to the 60th generation.
Various hand-painted pottery figures depicting national heroes, miniature camels and other animals will not leave anyone indifferent. In any oriental Uzbek bazaar, in shops, located next to almost each architectural monument, you can inexpensively buy a variety of amusing figures: this is a tea-house owner with a tea-tray and a cheerful watermelon trader and cunning old men next to it …