Open Map


Archive of Blog: September 2015

Musical instruments of Temurids
Published: 25 september 2015

During the reign of Amir Temur and Temurids instrumental music was actively developed. Musical instruments were usually used for aesthetic purposes. That’s why viewing platforms were constructed in front of palace’s goals. It was the place where gathered numerous viewers. Musical instruments were used during the military campaigns, appointment of military ranks, religious and hunting activities. Amir Temur was very strict for musicians, checking their professionalism and personally appointing musicians and heads of music groups. At that moment experienced and famous musicians were coming from different countries to Samarkand. Most of them were invited for the exchange of experience. In such condition musical art had been developed at high level. Folk festivals and holidays had been celebrated widely and attracted many locals. Musical instruments The most famous and freque...

Read it!
Legend of khan-atlas
Published: 25 september 2015

Khan-atlas is traditional uzbek fabric, made from dense silk. The fabric has interesting complex netting. And it’s coloring made by natural dyes. There’re a lot of legends about khan-atlas and there’s one of them: Many centuries ago one of Marghilan rulers fell in love with beautiful daughter of a poor artist and wanted to marry her at any cost. Having heard this news, the father of the young beauty was saddened. So he came to the palace and asked the ruler not to marry his daughter. Khan didn’t agree and laid down one condition.  If the artist could create something beautiful and unusual till the next morning, the Khan would forget about his daughter. “It’s impossible” – thought the artists and came out of palace. Saddened, hesat near arik (small channel). At once he saw reflection of cloudsin the water and this reflection was colore...

Read it!
Legend about Uzbek palov
Published: 25 september 2015

Uzbek palov is the meal of real connoisseurs of the Eastern cuisine. None of the events in Uzbekistan is held without cooking palov. The Uzbek national cuisine has more than 100 recipes of Uzbek palov, and the technology of its preparation has been perfect for many years. Each region of Uzbekistan is characterized by its method of cooking Uzbek palov.In Uzbekistan there is the ancient legend about origin the word “palov osh”, it is connected to Abu Ali ibn Sino. Long ago the prince fell in love with a beautiful young girl from the poor family. He suffered that could not get married to her. The prince began to wane, he refused to eat meal and water. Then his father invited the famous healer Abu Ali ibn Sino and asked him to find out the reason and recover his heir. Having examined the prince, ibn Sino knew that the reason of the sickness was love. He said that there were two w...

Read it!