Tour to the International Festival of Applied Art


3 days / 2 nights


Tashkent - Kokand - Rishtan - Kokand -Tashkent



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The festival is organized for the purpose of in-depth study and popularization of the ancient history and culture of the people of Uzbekistan, familiarizing the general public with the many-sided Uzbek folk arts and crafts, which are an integral part of the intangible cultural heritage, and its unique patterns, as well as by sharing experience in this area to further strengthen friendship and cooperation, cultural and humanitarian ties between peoples, the revival and preservation of traditions of craftsmen and schools of craftsmanship.

As part of the Festival on the territory adjacent to the central square of the city of Kokand, will be presented to expositions and dedicated to different areas of folk arts and crafts, demonstrations, I'm ancient craft of machine tools and manufacturing products of the process, the e xhibition and sale of products of craftsmen, works of fine and applied arts, and also feature films and documentaries, books, albums, photographs;

H and the Festival will be invited famous masters and artisans, and a specialist s, scientists and art s in this sphere, special guests and foreign countries;

During the festival the following events will be held:

  • scientific and practical conference on the theme “Prospects for the development of handicraft and folk arts and crafts”;
  • artisan competition;
  • showing collections of national costumes;
  • master classes from foreign and domestic craftsmen;
  • festivities, program performances staged by modern and creative methods; theatrical performances of the tightrope walkers with the participation of professional and folklore creative groups, including; traditional wrestling "Kurash" puppet show; a concert of Uzbek traditional music and dance, and a pilaf cooking competition.
  • an exhibition about the history of handicrafts, a demonstration of research papers and educational literature, published in different languages;
  • Awarding ceremony of winners and prize-winners of the Festival review contest and a gala concert.

10 of September. Tuesday.

 Train "Uzbekistan" to Kokand. (08:07-12:15)

Arrive in Kokand. Meeting with a representative (guide) and a BBS driver travel.

Celebration at the festival. The park will be divided imitation towns craftsmen with all the necessary decorations and attributes. The town of weavers, the town of potters, the town of chasers, the town of jewelers, the town of woodcarvers, puppets, etc. In each town, an atmosphere of the historical past of this direction will be created, machine tools and accessories will be installed, master classes will be held.

In each town will be held folk-ethnographic shows, theatrical performances.

At the workshops, participants and guests will be given disposable gloves, wet wipes and, if necessary, aprons and hats.

Dinner. There will be organized points for preparing national dishes - pilaf, etc., as well as tandoors for preparing samsa and patyrs.

During lunch, you will learn about the dishes of the Fergana valley.

Overnight in Kokand.

11 September. Wednesday

Breakfast in the hotel.

City tour of Kokand: In the city there are 62 objects of cultural heritage, including Urda Hudayarhan, cathedral mosque, Norbutabia Madrasa, Madarihan mausoleums and Dakhmai Shahan. Visit to the State Museum-Reserve "Kokand".

Overnight in Kokand.

September 12th . Wednesday.

Breakfast in the hotel.

Leaving aside town Rishton (45 km, 1 hour)

Rishtan is a city in the east of the Republic of Uzbekistan. One of the most ancient cities of the Fergana Valley on the Great Silk Road. Since ancient times, it is known as the largest center in Central Asia for the production of unique glazed ceramics. The traditions of the art of ceramics in many neighboring ceramic centers were almost completely lost by the end of the 20th century, and only in Rishtan (this is its phenomenon) did the craft develop steadily, retaining its stylistic integrity over the centuries. In Central Asia there are quite a few remarkable, very distinctive regional centers of ceramics, such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Khujand, Gijduvan, Andijan, Kanibadam, Shakhrisabz, Kulyab, Gurumsaray, however, from ancient times the honorary title of the “Main Pottery Workshop” of Central Asia is worn by ancient Rishtan .

None of the ceramic centers of Central Asia have such a variety of product shapes as in Rishtan. Lyagany - dishes for pilaf, scythe and shokos - bowls for soup-shurpy, huge jugs-hum for storage of grain and oil, butter churn, deep vessels with lids for sour milk - katkulok, jugs-oftoba for ablution before prayer, bowls, jugs kuzacha for water, vessels in the form of a fantastic bird - urdak - the flight of sophisticated fantasy of the coolers knows no limit. The shape of the dishes, characteristic only for Rishtan, has also been preserved. These are ritual vessels for washing hands - it will give shu, in the form of a unfolded flat bowl on a low hollow pan-tank for draining water.

The current Khoja Ilgor mosque erected in the 19th century on the site of the ancient cemetery of the same name, in whose territory the only ancient cone-shaped korikhon in Central Asia preserved at the end of the 8th century (ziyatraggi is a holy site) has been preserved .


Return to Kokand.

1 7:38 Departure by train “Uzbekistan” to Tashkent

21: 3 8 Arrival in Tashkent

  • Accommodation in 2 dbl/twn roomsstd
  • (2nights) with breakfast
  • Meeting-seeing off at the airport / railway station;
  • Guide accompanying the entire route.
  • Transportation service on the route

Entrance fees for monuments listed in the program

  • International flight
  • Photo, video duringexcursions
  • Fullboard: lunch , dinner ( standard menu )
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips for staff
  • Alcoholic and other beverages not included in the menu
  • Additional services in hotels
  • Other services not included in the program and not listed in the column "Price Included"

Free time transport and guide



Reservation of the tour is carried out only after providing a copy of the passports and air tickets of tourists.

u Cancellation of the tour booking is carried out for 2 months without penalty, for 1.5 months 30% of the tour price, 50% of the tour price per month, 100% of the tour cost per week.

u Hotels of similar value will be provided if there are no rooms available at the time of booking.

u Transport services:

- up to 2 people car Lacetti sedan (3 seats)

- up to 3 people minivan Hyundai Grand Starex (5 seats)

4-9 people Toyota Hiace (13 places)

9-15 people Toyota Coaster, Mercedes Sprinter (20 seats)

16-25 pax Golden Dragon, Yutong Bus 33 seats

up to 35 people bus 40 seats

All cars are licensed and equipped with air conditioning.

Number of people in a group

3 * (Economy)


3 42 USD


2 75 USD


2 50 USD


245 USD

single supplement

35 USD

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