Eastern dishes are different, and each in its own beautiful, original but the Uzbek attracts the most. What kind of Uzbek dishes? The most different. It all depends on where it is produced.
For example, the most famous is Rishtan. It is manufactured in the city of Rishtan, which is widely known as one of the pottery centers of the Fergana Valley. It produces excellent clay, from which local craftsmen, and many of them, make dishes – thin-walled, ringing, elegant. If you met this, then you cannot doubt, it’s Rishtan dishes. However, it is easy to learn it from the list. On the Rishtan spits, pialas and lyagans you will always see a characteristic combination of turquoise, azure and saturated blue. Another characteristic feature of Rishtan dishes is a delicate, complex, precise pattern.
Rishtan dishes differ greatly from Gijduvan. It is thick-walled, but light, due to the fact that it is porous. Such dishes can be monochrome or painted, but in any case, it is dominated by yellow and brown hues, combined with green and blue. A feature of the Gijuvan painting – on top of a thin and complex pattern is applied a coloured glaze, and the pattern protrudes from under it.
Bukhara ceramics. At first glance, it looks like rishtan, in terms of colour, but in terms of wall thickness and weight, it is in the Gijuvan style. However, if you look closely, you can understand that the rishtan painting is more distinct, and the colours on the Bukhara ceramics are special.
Pottery from Khorezm. It is painted in blue and white, and the pattern is always very complex, elegant, ornate. It’s hard to believe that the dishes are painted by hand – how can you create such a complex beauty?
Tashkent Pakhta. It is also easy to recognize, according to the characteristic pattern – images of cotton boxes, blue, white colours, gold finish – this is exactly “Buttermilk”, do not doubt. All these Uzbek things you can find at uzikat.com.
Samarkand ceramics is also special. It is made of light and dense clay, so the dishes are not too heavy. The characteristic features of Samarkand ceramics are dark green or brown glaze, and on top of it – a yellow pattern. He is very thin because the master does not apply it with a brush but with a needle.
As you can see, Uzbek ceramics can be very different. And you can always find for yourself the dishes that you like best