Bukhara History

Bukhara, about 2500 years old, is one of the oldest cities in the world.  For centuries it was the crossroads of the ancient world as East met West to trade goods and most likely exchange ideas of philosophy and other interests in those times.  The welfare of Bukhara had depended on trade and craft for centuries.  Now in the 21st century, they continue to produce beautiful handmade arts & crafts, traditional folk dances and music. 

All photographs © Barbara Nelson Photography

Regional dancers of Uzbekistan
Folk Dancers

Needle crafts of Uzbekistan
Embroidery on hand made fabric
Hand crafts
hand crafts
handmade headwear
hats of wool and felt
embroidery with hook