Uzbekistan: A Passion for Printing

Yuriy Pak talks about the traditional Uzbek block-printing technique, known as chitgarlik, in his workshop in Tashkent’s Old Town. (Photo: Paul Bartlett)

In a small, mud-walled workshop on a winding street in the labyrinth of Tashkent’s Old Town, delicate silk scarves imprinted with bold designs flutter in the air.

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Uzbekistan: A Passion for Printing

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