Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
At ~ end of 19th century there was an influx of Daghestani masters to Bukhara.
The Daghestanis brought in new patterns of swords and their famous engraving and chasing techniques, but in exchange learned enameling.
By the beginning of 20th century there were several enameling masters in Kubachi and they also worked in larger centers.
The most famous among them were Tubchiev brothers, but there were others as well. Both Tubchievs died pretty old, in the ~ beginning of 1940s.
The last saber came from the workshop of Guzun Guzunov in Vladikavkaz, but ornamented by one of the Kubachi-based enamelers ( wheter in Kubachi or in situ).