Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will continue to explore Fergana Valley. Sightseeing of Fergana followed by a trip to Margilan. This town is famous for artisans and the silk fabrics they produce: ikat, han atlas, bekasam. Visit silk fabric workshops. Excursion in Margilan: Chakar Mosque Complex, Said Ahmad Hoji madrasah (19 century).
The population of Margilan has long been engaged in the production of silk fabrics and this fact made the city famous not only in Uzbekistan but all over the world. Silk produced here is considered one of the best in the international market. Almost for 3 centuries – from 1598 till 1876 Margilan was a part of the Kokand Khanate. Fine local silk was exported to the countries of Europe and the East along the ancient tracks of the Great Silk Road. Evidence of this are actual silk textiles and fragments of silk clothes dating back to 6th and 7th centuries AD. These items were found by archeologists inside reed tomb caskets during excavations in Munchaktepa settlement.
At Yodgorlik factory you can get acquainted with all stages of Ikat and Khan Atlas production -the original manual method of work is preserved. There is a small shop on the territory of the fabric and if you wish you can buy here textiles or fabric by the meter. Keeping secrets of old technology the factory continues old gegeration traditions.
After this way back to Tashkent. Margilan – Tashkent train departs at 16:48. Arrival in Tashkent at 21:03. Transfer to hotel.
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