Uzbekistan is Central Asian country, located on the Great Silk Road, has been a link between countries and peoples of Europe and Asia. It was formerly a part of the Soviet Union and became independent in 1991. This country is Central Asia's most populous country. Its 28 million people, concentrated in the south and east of the country, are nearly half the region's total population; the educational system has achieved 99% literacy. Economically it is rich in oil, gas, gold and cotton. Culture of Uzbekistan is one of the brightest and original cultures of East. It is inimitable national music, dances and painting, unique national kitchen and clothes. The Uzbek people are well-known for its songs. Koshuk - household song with a small diapason melody, covering one or two rows of the poetic text. The dances of uzbeks distinguish softness, smoothness and expressiveness of movements, easy sliding step, original movements on a place and on a circle.
Uzbek national clothes of the end of XX centuries remain constant up these days. The men in that time carried a direct cover shirts, bottom and top dressing gowns. The dressing gowns were very light and made from cotton wool. There were cuts on each side of dressing gown for convenience at walking. The trousers were made wide, of direct breed lent from top to bottom. Female clothes: dressing gowns, dress, "parandja"- also of wide breed.