Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pe Drumul Marasii in Uzbekistan 15. La plimbare in Khiva-orasul muzeu (2) / On the Silk Road in Uzbekistan 15. Walking in Khiva, the Museum City (2)

On the small streets in the Old Town it is silence. The vendors do not have many clients, but they are not persistent or aggressive like in other parts of the world. Which products do they sell?  A lot of fur which come in different colors, sizes, and models, and start at 100 euro, ceramics, sculpted wooden objects, drawings, women clothes made of silk or cotton, waved in traditional patterns and colors, traditional musical instruments, suzani, etc.

You may have your photo taken up on a camel, if you succeed to climb up! If not, the good owner gives you a ladder.

I saw a lot of children. Their parents are proud if you ask permission to take a photo of them.
We also visited a shop where theyproduce wood objects but what I liked more were the old wooden gates of Khiva, sculpted with fine lines after beautiful designs.

In interiorul cetatii e liniste. Comerciantii care se insira pe principalele strazi batute de turisti nu prea au cui vinde, dar nu sunt deloc agresivi sau insistenti ca si prin alte parti. Marfurile expuse sunt fie produse cu tenta artizanala, cum ar fi obiectele din lemn sculptat sau ceramice, fie produse de imbracaminte locale: caciuli de blana de diferite forme si marimi sau imbracaminte pentru femei, din tesaturi de matase sau bumbac, cu motive si culori traditionale.
 aivanul Moscheii Aq (1838)
Se mai vand instrumente muzicale traditionale, acuarele, acoperaminte pentru cap impodobite cu banuti, suzani dar si jucarii chinezesti, care atrag copiii.
Poti vedea si o camila cu care sa-ti faci o fotografie daca reusesti sa te urci pe ea! Daca nu, fotograful amabil iti pune la dispozitie o...scara:)
Uzbecii iubesc copiii si se bucura daca doresti sa ii fotografiezi.
Am vizitat si un atelier de sculptat in lemn, unde ni s-a prezentat un suport pe care se pune Coranul cand se citeste. El poate fi fixat in mai multe pozitii, mai aproape sau mai departe de ochii cititorului.
suportul pentru Coran
Ceea ce mi-a placut insa cel mai mult in aceasta plimbare au fost vechile porti ale Khivei, sculptate in linii fine, dupa desene maiestre.


Joop Zand said...

So much different pictures , i like it again very much.
Your children portraits are also very good.

Greetings, Joop

ANITA said...

ohh god it is marvelous!!you should zoom the photoes and frame them and put on walls!!

wow..they would have looked great in a gallery!!

and now i will read the story!!))

Many hugs from Bergen Norway!!))

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you very much, Joop!

Traveling Hawk said...

Welcome on my blog, Anita, and thanks for the comment! I visit shortly your blog but I will come back again:)

ANITA said...


Helma said...

It seems a big makrt with inderdad many fur hats and caps. Too many embellishments. But the price starts at 100 euros!?? I think that's quite expensive but gets it will be real fur. I do not like real fur.

Weather beautiful and colorful psot Traveling Hawk :-)

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, it's real fur, Helma. I do not favour fur also. WWhy to kill the animals??

Rizalenio said...

Very tempting souvenir items. I think I will shop til I drop in this place.

Wow! Your door photos are amazing.

Traveling Hawk said...

The door themselves were amazing, Rizalenio. Thanks!

DANI said...

O adevarata colectie de porti ! Tare-mi place ultima poza, cu ornamentele albastre ...

Traveling Hawk said...

Erau sus, pe un zid foarte inalt, Dani. Multumesc pentru vizita!