Small plastics in the Uzbek artisanship are represented by traditional toys made in the shape of fantastic animals: dragons, birds and predators, and just things that can be used in daily activities. The toys made of burned clay are usually colorfully decorated with traditional ornaments.
Colored Horse and Rider Toys
There are several bright personalities in Uzbekistan who are preserving and promoting the ancient school of ceramic toys. Khamro Rakhimova from the village of Uba is known throughout the country for her unprecedented efforts to develop the local tradition of making small crimson-yellow whistles as toys for kids.
Khamro Rakhimova, Uzbek Ceramic Toys Maker
Uzbek Ceramic Toys Vary in Color
Another major personality in this area is A. Mukhtarov from Samarkand who creates bright and humorous small pieces of sculpture.