Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pe Drumul Matasii in Uzbekistan 24. Madrasa Nadir Divan-begi si un spectacol de exceptie / On the Silk Road in Uzbekistan 24. Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah and an Exceptional Show


“Divan-begi” or “vizier” designates the second in command, after the Khan. Nadir Divan-begi was a rich merchant of Turkmen origin who built a caravanserai in the old center of Bukhara. At the inauguration ceremony, Quli Khan declared it a madrasah, so Nadir Divan-begi had to add the loggias and the gate with the two towers, cut at the level of the gate.

 

The portal has a nice decoration, presenting two simourghs (phoenix bird), two white deers, and a sun with a human face. These are uncharacteristic motifs for Islamic monuments but a new trend has been set some years before in Samarkand and Nadir just followed.

 

It is this building were they organize shows for the tourists, including folk music and dances and also fashion shows. The fashion parade, presenting dresses inspired by the folk art let me with the image of some huge, beautiful  butterflies I let you to judge by yourselves.

 



“Divan-begi” sau “vizir” este o functie care desemna in Buhara pe primul om in hanat, dupa han.
In 1622/23, Nadir Divan-begi din Bukhara, vizirul Hanului Quli, a construit un caravanserai, langa rezervorul de apa din Lyabi Khauz. La inaugurare insa, hanul l-a laudat pentru frumoasa constructie inchinata lui Allah si a proclamat-o medresa. Nadir a fost astfel obligat sa schimbe destinatia initiala a constructiei si sa ii adauge logiile din fata si turnurile de la intrare, taiate la nivelul portii.

 medresa Nadir Divan-begi
Ceea ce atrage la aceasta cladire este decorarea de exceptie a portii, necaracteristica pentru monumentele islamice. Cu cativa ani inaintea sa, un monument similar a fost construit in Samarkand si a servit ca sursa de inspiratie. Pe fatada vedem doi simourghs (pasari phoenix), doi cerbi albi si un soare cu fata umana. 
 curtea interioara a medresei, locul de desfasurare a spectacolului
In aceasta constructie emblematica a Buharei se organizeaza spectacole folclorice, combinate cu parade ale modei inspirata din traditia uzbeka. Frumusetea si gratia dansatoarelor si a modelelor ii incanta negresit pe turistii spectatori, care le rasplatesc intotdeauna cu aplauze prelungite. Rochiile prezentate, prin textura, modele si culoare, ne-au lasat pentru cateva momente impresia unor fluturi uriasi, care cu aripile larg desfacute isi etalau frumusetea. Va las sa apreciati singuri.
 

 

13 comments:

Joop Zand said...

WOW....what can i say.... these are again so special and wonderful.

Thanks for showing us such lovely and colorful pictures.

Greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm glad if you enjoyed, Joop! Thanks!

LifeRamblings said...

such lovely artwork and looks like a fun event. the outfits look truly one of a kind.

Traveling Hawk said...

I agree, LifeRamblings!

ANITA said...

ohh God!!soo nice!!wish i was There♥..•*¨*★ ☆.love☆¸¸.•♥

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, it was a nice show, Anita. Thanks for the comment!

cartim said...

Chiar ca sunt frumoase dansatoarele .

Exotismul lor le dau un plus de atractivitate si o doza de mister.

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc pentru comentariu, cartim!

Randy said...

The dancers are beautiful.

Traveling Hawk said...

Yes, they are, Randy, and the costumes are nice too.

DANI said...

Sigur a fost ceva special spectacolul asta. O alta lume ...

Traveling Hawk said...

Da, antrenant ca ritm si frumos din punct de vedere estetic, Dani.

Helma said...

Really beautiful photos. the dress can the dancers is simply stunning. Beautiful and brightly colored. A blog to be happy :-)