Museum of Decorative Applied Arts
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Sitora-i Mohi Khosa, the summer residence of the last Bukharan emirs, is situated 4 km north of the city. Today, the palace houses the Museum of Decorative Applied Arts in Bukhara.The Museum of Decorative Applied Arts, which was established in 1927, displays the finest examples of decorative art of the peoples of Central Asia.
The the main building houses the royal furniture of the 19th – 20th centuries, Japanese and Chinese porcelain, palace artifacts from Russia, jewelry items by well-known Bukharan masters, and gold embroidery panel and horse-clothes.
At the center of the garden there is the octagonal pavilion, which was Royal Receiving Room, demonstrates the exhibition called the “Clothes of Urban Dweller of Bukhara in Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries.” The exhibition includes the collection of rich people’s clothes, belts, scarves, and shoes decorated with gold embroidery.
The southern block of Sitorai Mohi Hosa exhibits art embroidery of the Bukhara region and crockery items of daily use (late 19th – early 20th cc.).
The embroidery collection includes suzani, wall decoration panel, praying rugs, takiyapush, pillow-cases, and chimiliq, embroidery curtain for newly-weds.