Uzbekistan/Fergana Valley (Silk Industry ) Part 1
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Ferghana Valley is one of the most beautiful areas of the oasis with the territory in 22,000 square meters. km and a population of 7 million people. Surrounded by mountains of Tien Shan and traversed the waters of the Syr Darya and Naryn, the valley represents the ideal place for agriculture and animal husbandry. The Ferghana Valley is famous for such cities as Andijan, Ferghana, Margilan, Kokand, Shakhimardan, Couva, historic monuments and architecture.
Andijan is located in the northeast, surrounded by mountains and hills. Andijan and Alamishikskie hills are rich deposits of oil, gas, water and other natural resources.The city is known from the IX century BC. Now it is a major industrial center in Uzbekistan. It carried out the construction of the Uzbek-Korean joint venture UzDaewooAuto in the city of Asaka. Andijan is located on the site of an ancient caravan route linking China with Central Asia. In those days it was part of the Silk Road and served as the eastern gateway to the Fergana Valley. On the whole route along the river were Karadarya caravanserai.
Kokand was the capital of the Kokand Khanate in the H1P-H1H ages and religious center of the valley, there are many madrassas and mosques.
Margilan in ancient times was widely known for its craftsmen for the manufacture of carpets and fabrics, especially khan-atlas. This city has a distinctive architectural traditions. Caravans of silk sent from Margilan in Arabia, here produced more than 20 million meters of silk fabrics.
Couva - Memorial famous medieval scholar al-Fergani, who was known in Europe under the name Alfraganus.
Namangan region occupies an area in the north valley, on the right bank of the Syr Darya. At 25 kilometers from the Namangan area is known archaeological survey - an ancient settlement Aksikent.
In the Ferghana Valley for agriculture, especially cotton. Grown many vegetables and fruits.
Margilan, a centre of silk-noil spinning
In 2007, the country widely celebrated the 2000th anniversary of Margilan. This is another city in the list of famous historical cities of Uzbekistan with a millennia history.
Located in the south of the Fergana Valley, Margilan lies in a picturesque place that formerly was right at the crossroads of trade caravans from China to the West and vice versa. The origin of Margilan is closely related to the opening of the Silk Road. Even though the birth of city is not regarded to this ancient caravan route, then certainly the Silk Road made Margilan the center of silk and chief keeper of its secrets. As far back as in the 10th century Margilan - the largest city in the Ferghana Valley - was widely known for its silk products on far West and East. Since time immemorial, it is famous for great masters - craftsmen of silk fabrics such as adras khan-atlas, and many others. Beautiful silk, manufactured in the city and its surroundings, was exported to Europe and the East along the ancient Great Silk Road routes into Baghdad, Kashgar, Khurasan, Egypt and Greece. Even today Margilan considers as the silk capital of Uzbekistan.
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Graham's apartment, Fergana, Uzbekistan (Uzbek w/ Eng sub)
Welcome to my caravanserai! Take a rest and water your camels. Located in the fertile Fergana valley, it’s the perfect stopover on your way from Kashgar or Samarkand. I accept correspondence by pigeon or through the bi-annual caravan. Address mail to: Graham, The American, Uzbekistan.
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Ucell supports traditions that passed through centuries!
Ucell, being the part of TeliaCompany Group of companies and providing communication services in Uzbekistan, also actively supports cultural heritage and values of the country. This year, Ucell is supporting the second festival of traditional textile “Atlas bayrami” (Festival of satin).
The festival will be held from September 6 to 10 of current year in Margilan. Its organizers are Ferghana Regional state administration and state administration of Margilan in close cooperation with many local and international partners – the Margilan center for development of crafts, UNESCO office in Uzbekistan, National commission of Uzbekistan on UNESCO affairs, DVV International, the Association of craftsmen “Hunarmand”, the Ministry of culture and sports affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, the National company Uzbektourism and the Association of cooks of Uzbekistan.
Commentary of the Director of Corporate Communications at Ucell, Rodica Verbeniuc: «Along with providing mobile communication services in Uzbekistan, the company pays special attention to its social strategy on promotion of cultural heritage and conservation of unique local traditions. For Ucell it is important to contribute in development of artisanship, promotion of national talents, also, creation of conditions for economic growth of population. Within framework of the festival, about 60 masters from whole country will receive qualified education, which combines old and modern knowledge: starting from traditional decorations, fibers and natural colors to modern tools for promotion of cultural product, such as Internet and social networks. «Atlas bayrami» reflects respect to unique traditions of local crafts, and Ucell shares will to save and pass them to the next generations by calling for cooperation which creates the beauty. We wish the Festival many years of flourishing and to become the product of quality and pride of all people of Uzbekistan”.
The purpose of the festival “Atlas bayrami” is support of the conservation process and recreation of traditional crafts, creation of conditions for development of quality craftsmanship and usage of crafts in creation of economically beneficial opportunities especially for women. Organizers are planning to conduct the second festival in a more spectacular format, note the beauty and variety of traditional and modern textile in Uzbekistan, which obtained important social and economic impulse of its development.
On the festival, along with leading masters of traditional textile and design, there will take part craftsmen who represent other kinds of applied arts of Uzbekistan, artistic scholars, art managers, specialists in the field of management of traditional crafts, interested partners and sponsors, local authority and public.
Purposes of the festival that is aimed at conservation of traditions, raising welfare of society and popularization of the region, which is rich for cultural heritage, have attracted attention of many partners, who expressed readiness to cooperate in organization of the festival – starting from private sector – companies like Council and ending with diplomatic representative offices, particularly, the Embassy of Latvia and other embassies who will present their traditional textile at the exhibition at Fergana local history museum.
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