History and future depicted in embroideryAn exhibition entitled “The embroidery of Shahrisabz: ancient and contemporary art” has been arranged at the Kamoliddin Behzod memorial park - museum of the Art Academy of Uzbekistan.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition, A.Nuriddinov, the chairman of the Art Academy of Uzbekistan; O.Fayzullayev, people’s artist of Uzbekistan; and others said that thanks to constant attention being paid under the leadership of the President of the country to the development of applied arts, Uzbek people’s art of embroidery rose to a new level.
The centuries-long art of embroidery is developing due to favourable conditions being created in this country. The work of the embroidery schools of Samarqand, Nurata, Bukhara, Shahrisabz, Tashkent and Farghona resumed and is consistently making progress.
Embroidery patterns created by an embroidery artist from Shahrisabz, Gulnora Odilova, have bold and bright colours.
“The embroidery of Shahrisabz is close to that of Bukhara and Nurata for its large number of embroidery patterns,” says Gulnora Odilova.
Gulnora Odilova learned the art of embroidery from her grandmother. This embroidery artist is a fourth-generation representative continuing embroidery traditions.
Together with her teacher Halima Boboqulova, she deeply studied the embroidery of Shahrisabz created in the XVII century and kept in museums of this country and foreign countries. Then they restored its traditional patterns.
Today she gives professional training to many young people at the Kesh Osiyo Karvoni enterprise and provides jobs for them.
Gulnora Odilova participated with her works of art in exhibitions conducted in such countries as the USA, Germany, France, Belgium, Russia, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Israel and Malaysia. There she won awards.
At this exhibition, bright examples of embroidery – robes, pillows, shoes, bags and skull caps are displayed.
Guzal Sattorova, photo by Alo Abdullayev, UzA