Ceramic Hand Painted Red Teapot. Floral Design.

Ceramic hand painted red teapot, floral design, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Selection Of Ceramic Porcelain Hand Painted Plates

Selection of hand painted ceramic plates,  Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Assorted Hand Painted Ceramic Square Saucers

Assorted hand painted ceramic square saucers, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Illustration on Ceramic Porcelain Plate. Seljuk Design.

Hand painted illustration on ceramic porcelain plate, Seljuk Design, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Illustration on Ceramic Porcelain Plate. Seljuk Design.

Hand painted illustration on ceramic porcelain plate, Seljuk Design, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Ceramic Bells

Hand painted ceramic bells, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Ceramic Candy Dish & Bowl

Hand painted ceramic candy dish and bowl,  Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Ceramic Vase

Hand painted ceramic vase, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Ceramic Curved Plate Shown With Holiday Ornaments

Hand painted ceramic curved plate shown with holiday ornaments, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Ceramic Teapot With Cup & Saucer

Hand painted ceramic teapot with  cup and saucer, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Large Ceramic Hand Painted Plates. Floral Geometric Design.

Large ceramic hand painted plates, floral design,  Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Oval Hand Painted Large Ceramic Plate

Oval hand painted large ceramic plate, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Large Hand Painted Ceramic Dome Design Plate

Large hand painted ceramic dome design plate, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Shades Of Blue Ceramic Poreclain Plate and Bowl Set

Hand painted ceramic shades of blue plate and bowl set. Floral design, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Hand Painted Large Ceramic Serving Bowl Shown With Assorted Saucers

Hand-painted large ceramic serving bowl shown with assorted ceramic bowls, Rishtan, Uzbekistan

Collection Of Hand Painted Classic Ultramarine Blue Rishtan, Uzbekistan Ceramics

Collection of Classic Rishtan Hand-Painted Ultramarine Blue Ceramics of Rishtan, Uzbekistan

  • Rustam Usmanov Hand Painted Ceramics of Rishtan, Uzbekistan - Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM
  • Classic Ultramarine Blue Ceramics from  Rishtan, Uzbekistan - Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM
  • Blue Plate and Bowl Set - Hand Painted Ceramics of Rishtan Uzbekistan - Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM
  •  Hand Painted Dinnerware and Teapot  Ceramics of Rishtan, Uzbekistan   Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM
  • Hand Painted Plates Ceramics of Rishtan, Uzbekistan - Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM
  •  Hand Painted Illustrated Plates. Seljuk Design.  Hand Painted Ceramics of Rishtan, Uzbekistan -  Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM
  •  Hand Painted Bells Ceramics of Rishtan, Uzbekistan - Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM
  •  Candy Dish and Bowls Hand Painted in Rishtan, Uzbekistan - Silk Road Collections in Santa Fe, NM

Rishtan Ceramics - Rustam Usmanov

Silk Road Collections

Rustam Usmanov lives in Rishtan, a small town located in Uzbekistan. It is situated south of the lush Fergana Valley between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is one of the oldest centers of the ceramic arts in Central Asia. The decorative and applied art of hand-painted ceramics in the area dates back to the 8th century. Many potters' families of modern Rishtan can trace their history from noted medieval potters of Bukhara and Samarkand. The history is still being unearthed, but legend has it that pottery production first arrived via the Silk Road as an attempt to imitate Chinese Porcelain. The blue color that Rishtan Ceramics is so famous for, was developed in the 14th - 16th centuries during the peak ceramic production period. This was the era of delicate porcelain-like products, known as Kashin in the archeological literature. The color blue was added to ceramics in the 16th century, an inspiration derived from Chinese porcelain.

The Uzbek people continue to produce and make wide use of ceramics today. All ornamented ceramics are not only utilitarian, but are an integral part of home decor. There are old customs associated with hand-painted ceramics from Uzbekistan. For example, when a girl gets married, her relatives bring her a gift one or two days before the wedding: 6 porcelain cups or 2 or 3 teapots and a pair of plates. We can also do special orders. Present your gift along with some fascinating history.

What makes Rustam Usmanov's work and Rishtan hand-made ceramics in general so special is the rich, free form style of ornamentation and the unique blue color. Rustam Usmanov's ceramics are all hand-made with natural clays and pigments. Under a thin layer of transparent glaze, elegant floral patterns in shades of turquoise or ultramarine blue cover the outer and inner surface of plates, bowls, teapots, cups, vases and more. Topics for paintings are usually taken from local surroundings or from styles handed down from generation to generation. Classical themes include stylized motifs of wild flowers and herbs, blooming bushes and pomegranite fruit. This combination of artistry, color and glaze make Rustam Usmanov’s work and Rishtan pottery and ceramics unforgettable.

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State support, designed to develop and nurture the handicrafts of the area have helped craftsmen to gain a position they deserve in the ethnic culture of Uzbekistan. To this end the "Association of Craftsmen of Uzbekistan (Hunarmand)" was established. There are branches in all the regions as well as Rishtan. Over 1000 registered craftsmen are now working there. Rishtan ceramics are in great demand all over Uzbekistan and worldwide. You can find examples in all the major tourist centers in this country. The truly artistic peices can only be found at the artists' home, crafts exhibitions, or at the galleries and shops that operate in alliance with certain craftsmen.

Silk Road Collections is proud to represent Rustam Usmanov, Master Ceramist from Rishtan, Uzbekistan. He is the only ceramist in Rishtan to have gotten a special education at the Tashkent Institute of Theatrical Arts at the Department of Industrial Drawing. Upon graduation, he continued his education as a student of masters Khakimdjon Sattorov and Ibragim Kamilov. Rustam, master of painting ("usto nakkosh"), is a top class professional able to use a variety of glazing techniques.

Usmanov participates in archeological expeditions and is on a mission to research, preserve and restore the lost techniques, ornaments and patterns of traditional Uzbek ceramics. He is employed by the Uzbekistan government and is the only one allowed to restore and repair old ceramics antiquity in the country.  

Rustam Usmanov initiated an open-museum workshop in his home. People travel all over the world to particpate, visit and purchase his one-of-a-kind peices. His works are displayed in the State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan, Fergana Regional Musuem of Local Lore, the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan, The State Hermitage and Museum of Ethnography of St. Petersburg, Museum of Arts of Peoples of the Orient in Moscow as well as in numerous private museums and collections abroad.

Please visit our Accessories Collection to view fine examples of hand-made and painted porcelain, and enamel decorative ware as well as hand-embroidered arts. We also represent Ulla Darni and her fabulous hand painted chandeliers and sconces.

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HAND PAINTED CERAMIC TEAPOT


Hand painted ceramic teapot, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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SELECTION OF CERAMIC PORCELAIN HAND PAINTED PLATES


Selection of hand painted plates, Rustam Usmanov, Ceramics of Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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ASSORTED HAND PAINTED SMALL SQUARE CERAMIC SAUCERS


Assorted hand painted small square ceramic saucers, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED ILLUSTRATION ON CERAMIC PORCLAIN PLATE. SELJUK DESIGN.


Hand painted illustration on ceramic porcelain plate, Seljuk Design, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED ILLUSTRATION ON CERAMIC PORCELAIN PLATE. SELJUK DESIGN.


Hand painted illustration on ceramic porcelain plate, Seljuk Design, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED CERAMIC BELLS


Hand painted ceramic bells, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED CERAMIC CANDY DISH AND BOWL


Hand painted ceramic candy dish and bowl, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED CERAMIC VASE


Hand painted ceramic vase, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED CERAMIC CURVED PLATE SHOWN WITH HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS


Hand painted ceramic curved plate shown with holiday ornaments, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED CERAMIC TEAPOT WITH CUP & SAUCER


Hand painted ceramic teapot with cup and saucer,  Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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HAND PAINTED CERAMIC PLATES. FLORAL GEOMETRIC DESIGN.


Hand painted ceramic plates. Floral geometric design, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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LARGE OVAL CERAMIC HAND PAINTED PLATE


Large oval ceramic hand painted plate, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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LARGE HAND PAINTED CERAMIC DOME DESIGN PLATE


Large dome design hand painted plate, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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LARGE HAND PAINTED SHADES OF BLUE CERAMIC PLATE AND BOWL SET


Large hand painted ceramic plate and bowl set, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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LARGE CERAMIC HAND PAINTED SERVING BOWL WITH ASSORTED SAUCERS


Large hand painted ceramic serving bowl with assorted saucers, Rishtan, Uzbekistan
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COLLECTION OF HAND PAINTED CLASSIC ULTRAMARINE BLUE PLATES FROM RISHTAN, UZBEKISTAN

Collection hand painted classic ultramarine blue plates from Rishtan, Uzbekistan

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