If you ask any Uzbek where you can buy a product made of pure silk, he will say Margilan. According to a legend, the name of this Uzbek destination is associated with Alexander the Great, who named it in honor of the dish Murgenon, with which he was met by locals. The history of Margilan, located in the center of the Great Silk Road, goes back to the 2.-1. centuries BC.
Margilan is famous for its ancient traditions of manufacturing unique types of silk fabrics, created on the basis of the ancient technique of “abrbandi”.
Now there are three silk factories in Margilan - Yodgorlik, Fayzulodin and Atlas. The Yodgorlik factory is especially popular among tourists. For many decades, the manual method of producing ancient fabrics on ancient wooden hand spinning looms has been carefully stored here. Margilan also annually hosts the Atlas Bayrami international silk festival, which demonstrates more than 300 types of atlas and adras, carpets, garments and other products.