The Museum of Crafts is located in the building of Matpana-baja Madrasa. It presents exhibits reflecting the life and instruments of labor of Khorezm artisans. The skill of blacksmiths, gunsmiths, jewelers, bricklayers, tanners, potters, weavers reached the XIX – XX centuries. high level. Khiva was famous for its jewelers, tinkers, wood painting masters, carpet makers. Ganch carvers, chasers, woodworking workshops, workshops for the production of woolen fabrics, leather goods, worked the art of printing on fabrics. With many types of crafts, with tools, as well as the results of their activities can be found at the Museum of Crafts – the only one in Uzbekistan. Not far from the museum is a forge. In a small workshop that overlooks the street, a fire is burning, and a jug is made in front of curious spectators. So clearly demonstrates the art of folk craftsmen of Khiva.


Address: Khorezm region, Khiva district, Y. Toshpulatov street.

Opening hours: from 9.00 to 18.00.

Tel: (0362) 375-31-69; 375-36-44

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