Mirzaakhmedov Rasuljon Turgunbaevich – a representative of the 9th generation of the master of ikat fabricsSince March 2007, he has been the head of the Crafts Development Center at the Said Ahmad Khoja Eshan Madrasah in Margilan.In a 2005 UNESCO Asia-Pacific competition, the “A’lo Baxmal” velvet fabric he restored after 100 years was awarded a UNESCO certificate and $ 3,000.And it wasused first time his collection by designer Oscar De La Renta.In 2005, on the basis of a project of the UNESCO Office in Tashkent, he established a center at the Allakulikhon Madrasah in Ichan-Kala, Khiva, and restored Khorezm’s “Turma-Belbog” and “Alacha” fabrics, which had lost their weaving technique 100 years ago. Since 2006, he has been involved in the restoration of Boysun’s “Janda” and “Tik” fabrics at the Boysun Crafts Center’s in Boysun district of Surkhandarya region, organized by the UNESCO Office in Tashkent.In 2007, his book “The Secret of Natural Dyes” published with a support of UNESCO Office in Tashkent in Uzbek language.In 2009-2010, he worked on a project for the production of silk fabrics for Afghan artisans in Kabul, Afghanistan, as part of the “Turquoise Mountain”foundation project. The book “The secret of natural dyes” is published in Pashto language.In 2014, the book “Jewels of the land of Margilan” on the history of Margilan was published by “Fergana” publishing company.In 2015, the book “Technology of natural colors” was published in Uzbek and English as part of a joint project of the National Commissions of UNESCO in Uzbekistan and South Korea.In 2017 December, Margilan Crafts Development Centre, safeguarding of the atlas and adras making traditional technologies have been included in UNESCO’s Register of Good Safeguarding Practices. This decision was made during the meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Jeju, South Korea.In 2015-2018, the Crafts Development Center was included in the list of organizers of the international festival “Atlas Bayrami” in Margilan.
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