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Abulkasim Medressa

Close to the Oliy Majlis in Navoi Park, this medressa has been turned into an artisans’ school and workshop where local wood carvers, lacquerware makers, metal workers and miniature painters ply and teach their craf…
Arts & Crafts in Samarkand

Happy Bird Handicrafts Centre

A dozen craft shops cluster around this single courtyard, making it a great place to shop for quality souvenirs, from ceramics and jewellery to wood carvings and suzani (embroidery). The handmade paper comes from ne…
Arts & Crafts in Samarkand

Dil-Suzani Boutique

If you are interested in buying suzani (embroidery), owner Dilshod in the Tilla-Kari Medressa is very knowledgeable and gives an excellent free introduction to the symbolism of embroidery designs and Samarkand's tra…
Arts & Crafts in Samarkand

Samarkand-Bukhara Silk Carpets Factory

Head to this carpet factory in the eastern suburbs if you have a particular interest in carpets. They also have a showroom in the Registan.
Arts & Crafts in Bukhara

Bukhara Artisan Development Centre

Here you can watch artisans at work on a variety of handicrafts including suzani, miniature paintings, jewellery boxes and chess sets. Bring your own guide if you really want to know more about the crafts on offer.