LUKHTAKSOZI is the draft of producing dolls from cloths, cotton, wool, wood, and others. The dolls are produced for children’s games. Dolls are also produced from these materials for a puppet show.


QOLINBOFI. Carpet is the item of weaving artistic craft that is ramarcable for in its colorfulness. The function of carpet, to a large extent, adds up to a beautiful floor-warming and soundproofing. Carpets are woven differently – one-layered, two-layered, with pile, and without pile. However, even at the one-layering, weaving technology is so that it is many-layered inside. The pile height is from 3 to 18 mm. Softening a carpet, pile shows, to a certain extent, its quality. Carpets differ in quality (technology of weaving, dyeing, and sewing), the sort of threads (wool, cotton, and pile), design, size, and concrete drawings. Its cost also depends on the specialties listed above.

Hissar Fortress

Hissar was the capital of the province of Eastern Bukhara and was in the hands of the Emir of the Emir of Ibrahimbek until 1924, when it was defeated by soldiers of the Red Army. The fortress overlooks the market square surrounded by a caravan-shed and two madrasahs, one of which is an ethnographic museum. Other unique historical finds near the Gissar Fortress are the Makhtum Azam Mausoleum, Masjidi-i-Sangin (“The Stone Mosque”), and the natural spring of Chashmai Mohiyon.

Lakes & Mountains

There are about 1450 lakes at the territory of Tajikistan. Some of them are located at the height of more than four thousand meters above sea level. The country is rich with wonderful lakes that have various origins. The biggest salty and closed lake is Karakul that is located to the south of the Zaalay range at the height of 3914 meters above sea level at the territory of the Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast. Its absolute depth is 236 meters. It is considered that the lake emerged during the Ice Age and its bottom is covered with permafrost. From the Turkic language, it is translated as “black lake.” Waves rise at strong wind, and the color of the water gets black tint; that is how the name of the lake emerged. According to one theory, the lake’s kettle, strongly changed because of the impact of ancient glaciations, and it has tectonic origins.


QUROQ/QUROQDUZI. Ornament is created from the scraps of cloth by sewing these scraps one to other till necessary form of item is ready. This artistic craft is also called liyofduzi, porchaduzi, and rezgiduzi. It is widely-spread among other nations of Central Asia. Dasturkhon, chodari arusi/chimilik, kurpa and kurpacha, pillow-cases, choinakpush, and others are produced thereby.

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