Star-shaped Samarkand Ganch Panel

This pretty eight-point star that has Muhammad carved four times in calligraphy in the centre is a copy of a fragment from the Hazrat-Hizr Mosque in Samarkand. This eighth century mosque was built by the Arabs and continues to be actively used today. Created by a ganch-usto (master craftsman) who helped restore the Gur-e Amir in Samarkand, this piece is first hand moulded, carved and then painstakingly painted and lacquered using centuries old techniques and tools. The wooden back has been added to give greater strength and support and a small hole allows for hanging on a hook.

All the designs are exact copies of panels or paintings found in the stunning architectural monuments in Samarkand and Khiva which the master and his brother helped restore. While the master continues to teach and restore architectural monuments, his brother carries on the tradition of making these lovely pieces that share the lace-like ganch-carvings that adorn the stunning monuments of Uzbekistan. He has personally signed every piece.

Country of Origin: Uzbekistan

Size: 16cm diameter

Weight: 122g

Product Code: A53-002

Price: Rs3,500

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