The culture of Uzbekistan was formed over the centuries and included the rituals and traditions of all the peoples who have ever inhabited the territory of the state. A great contribution to the development of culture made such nationalities as Russian, Greeks, Iranians, Arabs, nomadic tribes, Chinese and many others.
Different national traditions of the country affected the reflection of dance and music, arts and crafts and paintings, clothing and language. One of the main influences on the culture and life of the people of the republic has the Great Silk Road, spreading the religion, technology, equipment for metal stamping and carving, literature, art, musical instruments and music, papermaking, and more for a great length of time wandering from one state to another, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of people.
At the heart of the Uzbek literature has always been popular folklore through which continue to create epic works. Literature reached its heyday when the country was ruled by Amir Timur. Works have begun to acquire the secular nature and freed from religious topics.
The great masters of the East for thousands of years have been famous for its artistic flair, which is evident in the decorations of religious buildings. The main motives are patterns, designs and calligraphy. After a while, there was also a miniature, which went deep into the fine art of the Uzbek.
Arts and crafts are both exclusive and original work of artists who from generation to generation passed on their secrets and mysteries. Over the centuries they built magnificent examples of products from household tools and special fabrics to home decorations and jewelry.
In 1991, when Uzbekistan gained its independence, had happened the revival of Uzbek customs and traditions, the rapid development of arts and crafts and local culture of the country.