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Kishlak Sairob.

A trip to the village of Sairob.

“...From art. The Derbent postal tract turns south and, passing through the Tajik village of Sairob (Ser-ob), known for its colossal plane trees, one of which has a school, goes down the coast of Shirabad-darya to the city of Shirabad, which lies to the extent of Amu Darya herself ”

Russia. Full geographical description of our country. Volume XIX. Turkestan region. Compiled by Prince V.I. Masalsky, St. Petersburg, 1913.

Drive from Shakhrisabz to Sairob.

Kishlak Sairob is located on the side of an ancient trade route. It, in turn, is divided into several mausoleums (localities). In Ilalik, Kabuti, Chinar, Paykum, Kalikurgan, the genus Nimdaha lives, which in turn is divided into small genera - Aulodi Keldik and Aulodi Mardoni.
The turkoni clan, consisting of small clan divisions of aulodi etturk and aulodi arbob, lives in the areas of Kyzyljar, Kuduk, Kali Mushkul, Obgir, Minzhok, Badamchilik. According to B. Karmysheva, the population of Sairob consists of the following four related groups: Keldik, Mardoni, Arbobi and Getty Urug.
In addition, Haji and Sayyids live in different parts of the village. The main decoration of the village of Sairob in the Surkhandarya region is two ancient plane trees. They grow ten meters apart, along the main road. Trade is boiling around, but inside the cinar, life has stopped: in their hollows there is a local history museum.
Residents of Surkhandarya brought antiques there: glass and cast-iron lamps, jugs, chests, felt carpets, oriental mattresses, hand-made wall carpets of Suzanne with a national ornament. Local residents say that once the khan ordered to cut down these trees to make carved frames and doors of the palace from their wood.
However, the trees survived, the roots gave rise to new shoots, and hollows in huge trunks were useful to people more than once. At the beginning of the XX century there was a village school for twenty children; in a civil war - division headquarters; then the village council and the office of the local cooperative, and after the revolution there was a store in the hollow.
The curator of the museum Ahadkhon Usmanov has been caring for trees for fifteen years and communicates with visitors. He calls himself a "local guard." It works for free; sometimes guests leave donations. Ahadhon transfers the money to a nearby mosque, where he is fed a hot lunch.
Tourists listen to the stories of Ahadhon about the ancient giants, sometimes even stop in the hollow for the night, because there are no hotels around. Saying goodbye, they wish the guardian of good health: "Live long, like this plane tree!"
At one of the last exhibitions at the Central Exhibition Hall, she saw a portrait whose hero reminded Old Man Hottabych from the film of the same name. The inscription read "Portrait of an old man from Sairob. 1979, artist Ruzy Charyev"
Sairob almost all Uzbek artists sat with sketchbooks in the shadow of the poplars of this small a village (village) located in the Baysun region (Surkhandarya region). Sairob is famous for its powerful spring and giant plane trees (plane trees) with a thickness of more than 2 meters (I hope they haven’t cut trees there ?!)
And people in the village speak both Tajik and Uzbek. By the way, UNESCO included the Baysun region among 19 cultural spaces bearing the title “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”.
And at the same time we will remember the wonderful artist and man Ruza Charyev (1931 - 2004).

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ps: // "Proceedings of the Baysun scientific expedition." Issue I. Tashkent, 2003. Kayumov A., Ashirov A. "Features of the ethnic composition of the Baysun population."

Alexander Petrov.