Toki-Telpak Furushon, Bukhara

Toki-Telpak Furushon, Bukhara

Toki-Telpak Furushon is an integral piece of the city's vibrant tapestry of traditional crafts and markets. This dome-covered bazaar is steeped in history and has been a hive of commercial activity since the days when Bukhara was a bustling hub on the Silk Road.

The name "Toki-Telpak Furushon" translates to "Dome of the Cap Makers," signifying the market's historical specialization. In the past, this bazaar was primarily dedicated to the trading of headwear, including the traditional "telpak," a type of sheepskin hat. These caps were not just articles of clothing, but they also represented the wearer's social status and origin.

Today, Toki-Telpak Furushon continues to be a vital part of Bukhara's market culture. While the trading of caps still occurs, the market has diversified over time, and vendors now sell an array of locally made goods, including other types of textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and various handicrafts.

Architecturally, Toki-Telpak Furushon is a beautiful representation of Bukharan design. Its distinctive domed structure, made from ornate bricks and detailed archways, offers a cool respite from the hot sun, while providing a charming and historically rich environment for commerce.

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Sight Name: Toki-Telpak Furushon
Sight Location: Bukhara, Uzbekistan (See walking tours in Bukhara)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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