In Uzbekistan ceramics hold a prominent place among the numerous forms of popular applied art. There are two kinds of decorative ceramics in Uzbekistan: kilned unglazed terracotta and glazed ceramics. The earthenware of Samarkand and Tashkent is notable for its coloring and way of designing. In this area old spotted or yellow-green painted designs and expressively painted vegetable decorative designs are popular. Traditional toys represent small plastics in Uzbek stoneware. The earthenware toys are unforgettable. In each of them one senses taste of the Uzbeks bright fun decoration. Here I have a ceramic toy made in Tashkent by the famous Tashkent artist Akmad Suynov especially for e-Bay auction. The toy measures 4 1/2inches from top to bottom

Acquired from an Ebay seller February 2001

On page 174 of World Colors Dolls and Dress by Susa Hedrik and Vilma Matchette are examples of two female dolls. The authors found these dolls in a group at an American auction and consider them the "buy" of their collection. One doll is wearing a veil, the other a pillbox and the one with a veil has pants as well as a long dress.

Offered for sale on Ebay October 2003

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