Tajikistan's Art

Tajik art goes back to antiquity and to this day has not lost its relevance, subtlety, and beauty.
On the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, there is a large variety of ancient monuments and modern art.

For instance, in the area of Kairakkum, archaeologists found a considerable amount of pottery with interesting geometric patterns, as well as jewelry, which were made by very professional artisans.

In Bishkent and the Vakhsh valleys, ancient products were found from engobed ceramics that date back two thousand BC. Namely, mirrors, knives, pins, and sculpture.
Nomadic tribes like the Saks, with their decorative sculptures and bronze cauldrons, represented Art and culture.

The Great Silk Road, when across the territory, camel caravans with merchants gave a big boost to the arts in the Republic of Tajikistan and large ancient settlements started selling jewelry and ceramics with glass dishes.
The inhabitants of Bactria made considerable contributions to the Kushan Empire, Tokharistan, Sogd, and the peoples of neighboring countries.

Love for dance and music has lived on the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan since ancient times. Ropewalkers, singers, and musicians perform here for any holiday. Whether it's the birth of a child or a wedding, birthday, or funeral,
The first Tajik professional theater was opened in 1929, and to this day, it is considered one of the best folk theaters in the country. The most popular performances are considered "Polat and Gilru", "Dokhunda", "Dilbar", "Layla and Majnun", "Two Roses", "Voice Uprising" and others.

Until today, we were able to access not only interesting theater and opera, but also a variety of vocal and instrumental works, which locals call the "maqoms." The monophonic song consisted of several parts: the song and the dance-song.

Handicraft art originates from the life and development of ancient times. The first products date back to the 10th–12th centuries. They were found in the Zarafshan valley. Namely, wall paintings of ancient Penjikent, woodcarvings, patterned fabrics...
On the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan, entire working areas are masters of arts and crafts. They were blacksmiths and coppersmiths, sculptors and potters, jewelers and weavers.

Embroidery on clothing has been mainly engaged in the case of women. Since ancient times, the Tajik people have liked to decorate their national clothes and tablecloths with beautiful bedspreads and handmade ornaments.