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Archive of Blog: December 2017

The Uzbek atlas is recognized as an intangible cultural heritage
Rubric: Handicrafts
Published: 14 december 2017

UNESCO inscribed an ancient technology for manufacture of Uzbek silk fabrics – atlas and adras into the Register of Good Safeguarding Practices.  The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting decided to include Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologies to the list.  Khan-atlas is the pearl of Uzbekistan. In this beautiful fabric displayed the character and traditions of the Uzbek people.  Khan's silk has a unique bright color palette, a smooth structure, symbolizing kindness, optimism and irrepressible energy.  Margilan was the centre for making atlas and adras.  The city of silk became famous all over the world with flowing iridescent patterns and embroiled silk fabrics.  On the Great Silk Road in the Middle Ages merchants drove Margilan si...

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