A visit and stay in the local house of the Narzullayev family in Gizhduvan The small town of Gizhduvan is situated 46 km northeast of Bukhara. From ancient times to the present day, Gizhduvan has been considered an important trading town and craft center. Gizhduvan ceramics take a special place among the large number of crafts produced here. The Gizhduvan School of ceramics is distinguished by the use of floral ornaments, often in combination with geometric patterns.
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Ibodullo Narzullayev was one of the most famous ceramists of Uzbekistan, and one of the founders of the Gizhduvan School of ceramics. His creations are exhibited in the museums of many countries all over the world. Usta (in Uzbek this word means master) Ibodullo not only presented his invaluable style, but also handed it down to his sons Alisher and Abdullo, and daughter Nodira. They are the sixth generation to continue these ceramic traditions. Today, Gizhduvan craftsmen are very famous in Uzbekistan and abroad.
The Narzullaevs invite guests to not only become acquainted with the process of producing ceramics, visit the ceramics museum, and buy the handcrafted pieces of Gizhduvan craftsmen; they also provide for all comers a special training course, under the direction of Gizhduvan masters. Anyone who desires to be plunged into the atmosphere of a ceramics workshop, to feel the hospitality of an Uzbek family, and taste delicious Uzbek cuisine has the opportunity for a lengthy stay in the Narzullaevs' house .
The special training course includes two elements: experience exchange for specialist craftsmen from different countries, and special training for people who just want to learn the process of ceramics production.
Abdullo Narzullaev's workshop attracts craftsmen from various countries of the world. They exchange their experiences, add new detail to their creations, adopt new methods, and invent new trends.
The second direction provides for training of ceramics skills for those who desire to learn to create earthenware by themselves. The training course takes at least 3 days, and can be extended according to your wishes. Cordial hosts offer 3 rooms for their guests and students. Students work together with masters, and all earthenware produced can be taken home.
The course includes training, lodging, and three meals a day.
Price of the course is 60 US$ per person, per day.
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