Folk Art and Handcrafts in Uzbekistan
Since far back Uzbek decorative and applied art has merited good fame. The historical conditions, in which the culture of the Uzbek people advanced, predetermined applied art a particular role. Over the centuries popular traditions have been created in techniques and art.
Applied art is domestic in essence, whose main indication is the close connection between artistic creation and material needs. The organic merging of the artistic with what was needed for practical purposes made up an indivisible unity of elevated artistic and socio-practical functions. The works of applied art are distinguished by expediency, unity of shape and design.