The participants of the second international Congress will see a unique gold-embroidered robe of the Emir of Bukhara

During the Second international Congress in the St. Petersburg state Museum of the history of religion will be exhibited a unique gold-embroidered robe, which belonged, according to experts, the Emir of Bukhara Seid Abdul-Ahad Khan. The robe is made of crimson velvet and richly decorated with expensive gold embroidery.
As it was noted by the Museum management, within the framework of the project “Cultural heritage of Uzbekistan” the collection dedicated to Uzbekistan became the subject of a special research for the first time. A small but diverse collection of GMIR covers a large historical period – from ancient times to the present day. The collection contains unique Termez and Samarkand findings from the Kara-Tepa (II – IV centuries), Afrasia and Tali-Barzu (IV – XVII centuries), a number of valuable exhibits of the Bukharian-Jewish collection, and clothing collection, representing the lifestyle and culture of the population of Uzbekistan of the XIX – XX centuries. In addition, the collection includes paintings by Russian artists and graphics related to Uzbekistan, documentary materials, including ethnographic sketches of S. Dudin and objects on the history of the St. Petersburg Cathedral mosque, built at the expense of the Emir of Bukhara Seid Abdul-Ahad Khan.

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