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Uzbekistan Living Treasures: Celebration of Craftsmanship (Special Edition)

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Now available as part of our Ultimate Collection, this special edition features one-of-a-kind hand-embroidered clamshells. Hand-sewn in Tashkent, Uzbekistan by Madina Kasimbaeva, one of the region's most famous embroiders, each...

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Yaffa Assouline has worked as a journalist, consultant and creative art director. She specializes in innovative and made-to-measure publishing. She created the first luxury website on the internet,, and developed the first in-flight magazine, Air France Madame, before going on to create customized books and magazines. She authored the book MIA: I. M. Pei, a showcase of architect I. M. Pei’s work for the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, by photographer Keiichi Tahara. In collaboration with the Qatar Museums Authority, where she worked as the creative art director and a senior adviser, she supervised the opening of the Museum of Islamic Art. She is the author of the books Uzbekistan: The Road to Samarkand, Uzbekistan: Avant-Garde Orientalists and Uzbekistan: Russian Avant-Garde, all by Assouline.

Curious, eclectic, demanding, a dreamer and a self-taught man, Laziz Hamani is an exceptional photographer. Of Berber origin, he was born and lives in Paris. He is passionate about creating beautiful images, his life defined by a constant search for aesthetics and meaning. He has worked with many prestigious luxury brands, such as Dior, Cartier and Jaeger-LeCoultre, as well as with designer Axel Vervoordt, and he has collaborated with Assouline on more than twenty titles. From the finest details of high jewelry to the purity of minimalist design, Hamani aims to bring the viewer into dialogue with the image, to evoke power and beauty through his unique simplicity. He photographed the images for Uzbekistan: The Road to Samarkand.

The Ultimate Collection

Uzbekistan Living Treasures: Celebration of Craftsmanship (Special Edition)

$3,500 USD

There’s no rose without thorns and no craft without hard work.

— Uzbek proverb

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Page count

340 pages

Number of illustrations

over 250



Released on

March 2024


W 19 x L 16 x D 5.2 in

Cover materials

Silk weave hand-embroided luxury clamshell




22.0 lb

Yaffa Assouline, Laziz Hamani

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Assouline signature gift wrapping is available. When this option is selected, books are wrapped in a special white matte gift wrapping paper – sourced specifically by the Assouline family for an authentic approach and sealed with the brand’s signature red wax seal for the final touch of luxury.


Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Assouline’s Ultimate Tower serves as a stylish new way for our readers to prominently display our most iconic collection. Crafted in a matte-black metal with the Assouline logo engraved on front of its base, the stand is capable of holding ten Assouline Ultimate titles and is a must-have for every culture connoisseur.

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