Dr. Shirinbek tells about the old stucco ceramics and pottery of Pamir showing miraculously preserved jugs and other kitchenware.
For example, one of the objects, which is called cosa, is over hundred years old. It was made in the pasture out of special clay and used for milk products.
Pitchers were modelled by sculpting, without any special tools . In order to be burned well, pitcher needs to be overlaid by dung and keep fire for about 24 hours. After firing pitchers received colour difference depending on the type of sand used.
The traditions of ceramics and pottery in Pamir has long roots in the ancient history. But in the territory of Pamir, unlike other regions, this art was forgotten and is not used anymore. Indeed, nowadays it is easier to use a tin can left from oil for domestic needs than to shape a pitcher. So art is forgotten and the old, seemingly fragile clay jars, inherited from our ancestors are gathering dust in the shed under a pile of garbage, if not even broken. Nevertheless, all these products are incredibly practical and beautiful in their simplicity. Time takes its toll so what to do!? It would be very sad to finally lose the memory
of this ancient art.