Mirsaid Nigmatov

Art work with wood is given not to everyone. Mirsaid Nigmatov – is a talented master of woodcarving who feels calm and relaxed while creating.

Master’s chronicle

By profession I am a philologist of the English and Arabian languages. I’ve become interested in wood since childhood. Working with wood – is my life.

My workshop is situated in the religious centre of Tashkent  in the complex Hasti Imam. He makes anything from little to big things: bookends, cases for stationary, card holders, chess sets, doors, chairs, tables, terraces.

“Working with wood is my life”

I work in national style with ancient motive elements. I use walnut for  delicate works, plane and oak for big things, pine for minor works. My team of masters cooperates with jewellers and painters to make our works detailed and quality

From personal observations

The complex Hasti Imam is visited by many tourists and bookends are in high demand among other things. In the past the bookends were used only for Koran, but today it can be used for a book, picture or tablet.

“I want the traditions always exist ”

There are three main compositional style groups of woodcarving: bagdadi, islimi and pargori. I work in pargori style. It is very important to me that the next generation aware of its cultural generation. 

Works

Round box
Woodcarving
walnut,German silver - jewelry decoration , turquoise
Sandyk-box
Woodcarving
walnut, islimi-style ornaments
Card holder with double-sided decoration
Woodcarving
islimi, plane tree
Case for plastic cards
Woodcarving
carved decoration, plane tree
Box
Woodcarving
plane tree, islimi-style ornaments
Pencil case
Woodcarving
walnut, islimi-style ornaments
Secret pencil case
Woodcarving
walnut, islimi-style ornaments
Painted pens
Woodcarving
Laukh
Woodcarving
walnut, islimi-style carving, 4-6 levels
4-6 levels
“Exclusive” decoration
Woodcarving
plane tree
Sandyk-box
Woodcarving
walnut, islimi-style ornaments
Necklace and earrings
Lacquer painting/miniature
flower pattern, walnut
Necklace and earrings
Lacquer painting/miniature
flower pattern, walnut
Necklace and earrings
Lacquer painting/miniature
ikat pattern, walnut
Necklace and earrings
Lacquer painting/miniature
pomegranate pattern, walnut