If you are in Samarkand I highly recommend you to visit the silk carpets factory known as “Khujum”. The name comes from a street name, but officially the place is called “Samarkand and Bukhara Silk Carpets”. It exhibits the most fascinating carpets from Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva.
I was there with my tourists and all of them liked to see the way carpets are made. Here you can see the very process of carpets manufacturing as well as many examples of work of magnificent craftswomen. If you are lucky, the charismatic and cheerful owner of the factory will lead the excursion. You will learn lots of interesting facts about this ancient type of handicrafts on the East. Find out more about Uzbekistan carpets during the tour.
Weaving silk carpets is a time-consuming work which is mainly done by women. First of all they must paint the yarn, dry it and begin the main work. The average carpet takes from one to six months, sometimes even to a year depending on the size and patterns. Ladies here create carpets of amazing colors and patterns which are known far beyond the country. The products in this factory are also unique because the coloring materials are made of organic colors: walnut, pomegranate, madder and indigo.
If you want to be revealed the secrets of silk carpet manufacturing in Uzbekistan kept from generation to generation or order a carpet with your own patters or images, then do not miss visiting this amazing place. Include this place in your tour of Uzbekistan to find out many interesting things!