Pottery house with a furnace for firing products XV–XVII centuries

During this time YasiTurkestan city became an important point of local, interregional and international trade. The city especially was dynamic on market days. On market the following goods were presented: silk, textile, the best art products from metal, ceramics and others. In the late medieval cities of South Kazakhstan and Turkestan, including craftsman of different specialties, united to workshop organizations of the “kasaba” and it was worked till the early XX century. These pottery houses had own kiln for firing. It is likely that the Kultobe pottery house is one of these monuments, the “kasab” representatives.

The construction is a typical ceramist house. Fragment of a pottery house is 70 sq. m. and identified by archaeologists in 2019. Also, a fragment of a pavement, building walls, fences of courtyards and passages was also found on the territory.

In the Kultobe pottery house in addition to a variety of ceramic dishes, the facing slabs were also made for the mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. What are they talking about these fragments of analogues discovered on Kultobe.

Overall, the XVXVII century’s period characterized by experts as the golden age for ceramic art in Turkestan. Here the local original Timurid ceramics has developed. It is ceramics with cobalt paintings on a white background under transparent coating.