figure (art)

Ceramic plate depicting two ‘Aksakals’, ‘grey-beards’ dressed in traditional Uzbek costume, seated cross-legged, holding a tea bowl in their right hand with the left hand on the left knee. One is dressed in a black and white skull cap, the other in a green turban. Each wears a white shirt open down the centre front, a green sash and black trousers; each has a white beard and eyebrows. Before them is a teapot; they are in conversation. They sit in front of a trellis wall of brown, crossed branches in the form of a plate with a rim of brown impressed discs. Made for the local and foreign tourist market.

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