Arts and Crafts in Central Asia

The Turkic, Uighur and Mongol peoples produced a range of arts and crafts. Ceramics, metalworking, jewelry, and artefacts in wood, glass and bone, as well as fabric-making and sculptures, were all important to these areas. Hindu and Buddhist art has also had an impact on artistic culture, as seen in the crafting and decoration of pottery and tiles. 

Related Information

  • Authors:
    A. A. Hakimov, E. Novgorodova and A. H. Dani
    8th to 16th century AD
    Language of article:

    History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume IV

    Afghanistan, China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

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