Tag: Bukhara

Nasiba: “When I finish the Suzana I feel very happy”

In the middle of June, Bukhara embraces one of the most ancient arts which still survives in the Uzbek tradition: the Suzani. The name Suzani comes from the Persian word “Suzan” which means “needle”. The Suzani tradition was born in Central Asia in the XIV century. Suzani reaches its climax during the Silk Route, the commercial and cultural route between Europe, Turkey, China and the muslim world as well as the destiny of merchants, caravaneers and travellers.

Plano Americano de Nasiba. Conversación en Bujará, Uzbekistán. Fuente: www.ritapouso.com

Nasiba’s American Shot. Conversation in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Source: www.ritapouso.com

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Anora: “For me happiness is health”

Anora was facing the Wishing Tree from Bahovaddin Nakshbandi’s mausoleum. According to legend, the Saint Nakshbandi arrived from the Mecca with a half metre stone and a stick. The stick would have grown up as a mulberry tree. Nowadays, in the Sufi sanctuary you can find a mulberry trunk of 700 years old as a symbol of the legend. The pilgrims and the Uzbek people that visit the mausoleum make three laps around the tree trunk while they make a wish and try to pull off a splinter from the trunk.

Anora's American Shot. Conversation in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Source: www.ritapouso.com

Anora’s American Shot. Conversation in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Source: www.ritapouso.com

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