The center of traditional arts and crafts in the walls of madrassas Abul Kasim

Construction Abul Kasim madrassah was conducted on donations and a highly respected citizen – Sheikh Abulkasym. In 1850 the building was attached to the sanctuary, where the XVIII century Muslim shrine was kept – the hair from the beard of Muhammad. Madrasah built in traditional oriental style of the XIX century. High storey portal, flanked by three and a half arched niches and turrets guldasta with turquoise domes.


Thanks Abulkasym-Eshoni was averted armed suppression of cholera riots. He persuaded the Turkestan Governor-General in the non-participation of ordinary people. The peace treaty signed with the Russian Empire, was signed with the support of Abulkasym.


Until about 1974 the building served as a communal apartment in Saratov for Russians fleeing the famine. In 1966, after the Tashkent earthquake nearly destroyed the madrasah. He intended to carry. Fortunately, this sad monument to the proportion was over. Restoration and recovery started in the 80s of XX century.


Arts and crafts artisans’ Hunarmand “Association of School now operates in madrassas. There are taught – woodcarving and ganch, traditional miniature carving on metal (called toreutics), embossing, embroidery and gold embroidery skills. All visitors can see the meticulous work of craftsmen. At the center of national handicraft works souvenir shop where you can buy any vending items.