A museum which we visited as a group in Tashkent was the Applied Arts Museum. The building belonged to a tsarist Russian diplomat, Alexander Polovtsev, who used to be a traditional craftworks collector. He built this house to expose his collection. The museum was inaugurated in 1927. It is open daily between 9-17. The entrance ticket is aprox. 3$ and you have to pay an extra 3500 sum if you want to take photos.
The ayvan, an open traditional terrace is the first thing that draws attention when you enter in the courtyard.
Inside you may admire traditional silk and cotton textiles, men headgears, ceramics from different centres, embroidered coats, sculpted furniture but especially “suzani”. This means “needlework” and designates cotton pieces of different dimensions and use. Some of them are used to decorate the rooms by hanging on the walls. Suzani are from XVIII-th century but this art was revitalized nowadays due to the tourists interest. It is said that a girl was appreciated as a future wife considering her skills to make suzani. The motifs are mainly floral, but you can see also fruits or birds, the sun and the moon.
A beautiful room is the reception room, wonderfully ornated.
You must not escape the souvenirs little shops at the exit.
Un muzeu pe care l-am vizitat in grup in Tashkent a fost cel de Arte Aplicate.
Ceea ce atrage atentia inca de la intrarea in curtea muzeului este terasa traditionala deschisa (ayvan), decorata cu nelipsitii stalpi sculptati si tavanul frumos pictat.
sala de receptii
din magazinul de suveniruri