House-studio of the famous abrband (weaver and dyer) Turgunbay Mirzaahmedov

Margilan, which is located in the Fergana Valley, is famous for its silk, one of the most precious materials. From generation to generation hereditary weavers created a truly unique masterpieces, which were very popular and worth a lot of money. One of the heads of such widely known hereditary families is Turgunbai Mirzaakhmedov, a weaving and dying master – abrband. He made a great contribution to the development of hand-weaving factory “Yodgorlik” as a developer of over a hundred copyright patterns for fabrics. The tradition of weaving such materials as shoyi, adras, bekasab, banoras, the production of which had been forgotten and almost lost, was revived by his talented hands. Any of these fabrics was created by a 38-step treatment, which was time-consuming and somewhat complicated process.


Turgunbay’s son, Rasul, supported his father’s craft. With the same love and dedication, he helped his father in his hard work, with the joint efforts creating new colorful patterns, which have no analogues anywhere. Rasul’s persistence and dedication allowed him to preserve and revive another forgotten material – ala bakhmal. Before this fabric was used exclusively for the rich, expensive clothes, which only wealthy people could afford. A well-known collector Goldman was the only person in whose collection a piece such refined material was preserved.


The friendly owners are happy to share not only silk fabrics they have created, but also to show the manufacturing process. In their house it is always possible to see not only the unique pieces of craft, but also to enjoy most delicious traditional cuisine by staying with the famous family for several days. Accommodation, which also includes family lunches and dinners, will cost 25 dollars per visitor per day.