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Archive of Blog: August 2015

Surkhandarya people clothing
Published: 28 august 2015

The national costume can tell us about age-long traditions, customs and aesthetic priorities typical of each regional culture. Uzbekistan clothing is special but of different regions of Uzbekistan it differed. Clothing of Surkhandarya people, and first of all of the Kungrats, is especially interesting. Women clothing Women clothing is very complex and had been forming for centuries under the influence of local conditions, climate and occupations. It includes under-dress and dress, pants (lozim), overclothes, headwear and footwear. But everything depends on the age of the women, that’s why the standard costume can be changed and decorated more freely and interesting.   At the second half of the XIX c. married women wore the straight wide dress with long sleeves. Under the influence of the Russian fashion the dresses with upstanding collar became popular. With the passage of ...

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Dairy products of Uzbekistan
Published: 18 august 2015

Milk in Uzbekistan is the starting ingredient for producing many different products. It’s kaymak, katyk, suzma, kurt and interesting drinks as ayran, chalop, goudja and even soups. The methods of processing of milk go back to remote ages and each Uzbek dish holds a great historical logic and wisdom.  Otherwise how we can explain that milk wasn’t spoiled at the temperature of 40-50C. Kaymak Kaymak is the whipped fatty part of milk that can easily substitute butter. Milk in Uzbekistan is very fat (5.2% fatness) and that’s why it takes only to boil milk and skim fat to get kaymak. The product is often spread on bread or added to different dishes and delicate sauces and dressings. Katyk Katyk is sour milk, the nearest relative of clabber. It’s produced from skimmed milk where we add the starter. After 6-8 hours the most delicious drink appears. There’re ...

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