Craft knowledge as an intangible cultural property: A case study of Samarkand tiles and traditional potters in Uzbekistan

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Reverse engineering past craft technologies involves using the basics of materials science and engineering to a new end: their preservation and continuation. Examples are presented of the glazed tile technologies of Samarkand, Bukhara and other Silk Route cities of Uzbekistan that date from the thirteenth century A.D. but that continue to the present. The UNESCO charter for the preservation of Intangible Cultural Properties has enlightened the goals and results of the research and has linked together archaeological materials research and conservation science in an exciting new partnership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberOO7.1
Pages (from-to)331-352
Number of pages22
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume852
StatePublished - Dec 19 2005
Event2004 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2004Dec 3 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Craft knowledge as an intangible cultural property: A case study of Samarkand tiles and traditional potters in Uzbekistan'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this