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Last updated: 14 Jan 2017

Ganch - Plaster Carving

Methods of ornamental construction and sense of plastic are based on artistic property of local construction materials widely known throughout the Middle and Near East. These include varieties of alabaster, or ganch, wood, stone, and ceramics. The world-famed architectural monuments of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Shakhrisabz display the high professionalism of painters, architects, ornamentalists, calligraphers, carvers and ceramists of Middle Ages.
Example of Carved Ganch Decoratin, Museum of Folk Art, Tashkent
Example of Carved Ganch Decoratin, Museum of Folk Art, Tashkent


Part of Uzbek Ganch
Part of Uzbek Ganch


Outer Wall Decoration with Ganch
Outer Wall Decoration with Ganch

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