Ex­hi­bi­tion of Uzbek Skull­caps

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The Lay­lak Qo’ndi Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall of Cul­ture and Art in Tashkent has opened the ex­hi­bi­tion ‘Uzbek Skull­caps’ un­der the motto ‘My love and de­vo­tion to you, na­tive Uzbek­istan!’ The ex­hi­bi­tion is ded­i­cated to the 26th an­niver­sary of in­de­pen­dence of Uzbek­istan. At the event, it was noted that the legacy as­so­ci­ated with the head­wear ‘do’ppi’ (skull­cap), as an im­por­tant part of the an­cient tra­di­tions and cus­toms of our peo­ple, is care­fully pre­served and highly val­ued in our coun­try.

The Uzbek skull­caps are unique in their re­gional fea­tures. So, Tashkent, Sa­mar­qand, Bukhara, Kashkadarya, Surkhandarya and Khorezm skull­caps are dec­o­rated with pat­terns of flow­ers and petals, buds, cir­cu­lar or­na­ments, but dif­fer from each other in shape, fab­ric and color, style of tai­lor­ing. For ex­am­ple, Shakhris­abz car­pet skull­caps and Surkhandarya silk skull­caps are made of silk fiber. Pop­u­lar in Tashkent, a kind of skull­cap ‘shob­push’ is sewn from cal­ico by hand or on a sew­ing ma­chine. Ferghana skull­caps are con­sid­ered to be one of the old­est. Chust, Marghi­lan, Kokand and Andi­jan skull­caps have been pop­u­lar since an­cient times. A skull­cap with em­broi­dery ‘iroqi do’ppi’ was mostly worn in Shakhris­abz. Later such skull­caps be­came pop­u­lar in other places, they were dec­o­rated with pat­terns and em­broi­deries char­ac­ter­is­tic for that area.

“The word do’ppi means the top, the sur­face,” says Mr. Fayzul­layev, a re­searcher at the Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall of Cul­ture and Art of Uzbek­istan. “In the past, the skull­cap looked like a domed hat that was worn like a tur­ban. Later it changed and ac­quired a pointed up­ward, con­i­cal, round and square shape, sewn with gold threads of cot­ton, silk, satin or vel­vet. The art of mak­ing do’ppi is like folk craft passes from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion, along with Uzbek skull­caps presents the creative works by such masters of paint­ing as Ibro­him Va­likhu­jayev, Dil­shod Nazarov, Dil­shod Esh­ma­tov, Shukhrat Ab­du­ma­likov, Alisher Um­r­zo­qov.

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