Samarkand Bukhara Silk Carpets

12 A, Hujum Str, 140132 Samarkand, Uzbekistan · +998 90 743-75-38 ·

Welcome to the Samarkand Bukhara Silk Carpets Factory, located in the heart of the Great Silk Road, where you can find luxury handmade sozanis, carpets and more. Run by the family of Haji Mohammad Ewaz Badghisi, who dedicated three centuries to rug weaving. Today, Zainab Badghisi, the daughter, continues the family legacy, showcasing their expertise, infectious energy, and encyclopedic knowledge.

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage as you delve into the raw materials and natural dyes sourced locally, meticulously painted onto the threads, ensuring each hue is unique and vibrant. Explore our shop, where an exquisite array of silk carpets, clothing, scarves, sozanis and charming souvenirs await. Our handmade silk carpets embody a luxurious indulgence, making them an accessible treasure for those seeking timeless elegance.


Virtual Tour

Take a look inside the factory and the carpet making process

Discover the world of superior silk carpets in our captivating YouTube video tour. Join us as a vlogger explores the exquisite craftsmanship and unrivaled beauty of genuine silk carpets, showcasing their superiority over machine-made alternatives. Prepare to be amazed and inspired as you witness the lustrous sheen, delicate touch, and timeless elegance that make silk carpets truly exceptional. Experience the allure of luxury and enhance your living space with these exquisite masterpieces. Explore now!

Film Creator: Laura and Michael
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Luxury Handmade Embriodery (Sozani)

Silky Smooth Scarves

Handmade Carpets with Natural Dyes

Memorable Souvenirs

How to Order

1. Browse our products

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2. Contact Zainab Badghisi

3. Place your order with Zainab

Zainab will personally guide you through your ordering process and answer any other inquiries you may have.

Our Story

Explore the Art of Carpet Weaving at the Badghisi Family Workshop

Embark on an extraordinary voyage to Samarkand, the pulsating heart of the historic Great Silk Road. This legendary Uzbek city has long been a magnet for artisans, intellectuals, and craftsmen, making it an irresistible destination for those seeking a profound connection with the art, culture, and heritage of the region. Amid the cluster of workshops and studios that grace Samarkand, the Badghisi family's carpet workshop, known as Samarkand Bukhara Silk Carpets, stands out as an absolute must-visit for travelers yearning for an immersive encounter."

The Badghisi Family's Captivating Journey

Led by the venerable Haji Mohammad Ewaz Badghisi, a master weaver of Turkmen origin, the family-operated workshop has dedicated more than three centuries to the exquisite craft of carpet weaving. At the remarkable age of 103, Haji Mohammad Ewaz Badghisi remains a guiding force. Despite enduring numerous hardships, including a relocation to Afghanistan during the Soviet annexation of Central Asia and a subsequent return to Uzbekistan amidst political turmoil in 1992, the Badghisi family has persevered in their mission to safeguard and transmit their ancestral art form. Today, Haji Baba's children, one of them being Zainab Badghisi, continue the family's legacy with unyielding devotion, expertise, and an infectious sense of humor.

Mr. Badghisi holding madder plant and madder root, used for red dye.
Zainab Badghisi (Samarkand Silk Carpet's Manager and daughter of Mr. Badghisi).

A Glance into the World of Carpet Weaving

The Badghisi workshop offers visitors a captivating journey through the entire process of carpet creation, unveiling the secrets of silk cultivation, the use of natural vegetable dyes, and the delicate intricacies of weaving. Emphasizing the significance of traditional techniques and materials, such as madder plants, walnut shells, onion skins, and pomegranate skins for dyeing, the workshop immerses guests in a timeless realm of artistry.

As you ascend to the weaving area, a spacious room welcomes you with an ambiance that exudes warmth and camaraderie, evoking a sense of cherished companionship. Here, talented female weavers, custodians of ancestral wisdom, skillfully bring to life intricate carpets that carry both symbolic and practical value in nomadic and urban lifestyles.

A Treasure of Color and Design

The workshop's showroom unfolds like a treasure trove, captivating guests with an awe-inspiring display of carpets, kilims, and suzanis adorned with an exuberance of patterns and hues. The Badghisi family takes immense pride in sharing their passion and expertise, inviting visitors to indulge in the mesmerizing craftsmanship without any pressure to make a purchase. Prepare to be transported to a dreamlike Oriental palace, far removed from the mundane realities of everyday existence, as you admire these breathtaking creations.

A Bucklet List Experience!

No visit to Samarkand is complete without immersing yourself in the Badghisi Family Workshop, conveniently located near Shahi Zinda and Bibi-Khanum Mosque, at 12A Hujum Street. To delve into the captivating world of carpet weaving and unravel the rich tapestry of its history, make sure to include this enchanting destination in your itinerary.

Contact Zainab Badghisi for any questions regarding tours or purchases at +998 90 743-75-38 .

Contact Zainab Badghisi

Manager and Silk Carpet Specialist