On the 4th September the Savitsky Museum will be celebrating the centenary of the birth of Igor Savitsky, a Ukrainian artist who in his younger years assembled a major collection of Qaraqalpaq embroideries and yurt decorations and went on to rescue a vast number of threatened avant-garde paintings from the Soviet authorities. 367 more words
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Happy Uzbek Independence Day!
As long-time readers will recall, last year during Uzbekistan’s annual holiday commemoration my husband and I were both still living in Alexandria, Virginia. 317 more words
For many, the name of Khiva – one of the most historic cities in Uzbekistan, evokes images of exhausting caravan journeys across the desert and exotic markets where merchants from faraway places once congregated to sell their wares – from spices to slaves. 434 more words