Samarkand theatre of historical costume El Merosi
"Only he who examines the past is capable and deserving of creating the future."
- This was one of the laws of civilization of one of the greatest ancient philosophers - Confucius.
A simple and correct law - all is new in the old, grows out of it and is transformed into something new.
Ladies and gentlemen, we welcome you to the Samarkand Theater of historical costume, El Merosi. Today your attention will be drawn to a program in which you can learn about the life, custom and traditions of our region from ancient times to the present. Theater costumes represent different historical periods. These suits have recorded the life of our ancestors and the language of color, shape, pottery and painting, and the theater reveals intimate secrets and laws of the beauty of Uzbek costume
Unfortunately, none of the artifacts lasts forever, and with the passage of time, even the museum archives and their unique legacy of our ancestors' traditional costume. Lost with the passage of time, some of the museum's costumes have been lost because of poor handling and security.
A sample bill of the 19th-20th centuries. Earlier samples can be found only in literature and monographs of ceremonies. Especially the heritage of our great ancestors created over many centuries, which has become almost our spiritual treasure and the basis of the show program "Moment of eternity". Here are more excerpts from the history of Samarkand:
1. Suit Skifs' horseback warriors, in the first millennium BC, made by the Hermitage, the Oriental Institute and the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. For apparel, fabrics used were rough hides, leather, and animal skins.
2. Suit Achaemenid dating to the 8th century BC, established in explanation of the stone palaces in Parsa, Pasagardy (Persipolis), Babylon. Submitted clothing of rich people and soldiers. For leather costumes, brocade was used for the rough texture of the originals.
3. Anahits Suit, 6th century BC, made by the Samarkand Historical Museum (pottery pieces of the goddess Anahit) found on the mound of the ancient city of Afrosiab (Samarkand). The finest fabrics and different colors were used. Headgear made of silver netting.
4. Sogda's Suit, 4-7th centuries, created by the archaeological expeditions based on the hill of Afrosiab, Penjikent, Farahshi, and Balalak-tepa (wall mural). For apparel fabrics handmade leather paintings (batik) were used.
5. Costumes Dynasty, 14-15th centuries, created in explanation of the miniatures Shah, Bobur, and Zafar. Velvets (analogue ancient samples), brocade, and embroidery were used. Submitted costumes.
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