About Master

Iskandar Khakimov was born in Uzbekistan, in Bukhara city in January, 1954.
He worked in the field of tourism from 1971 up to the 1995. During his activity he developed ethnographic programs: «Bukhara wedding», «Children ceremonial holidays in Bukhara». These programs was very popular among the tourists.

Iskandar Khakimov founded first private puppet theater – studio «Khumo» in Uzbekistan in February 1995. Theater studio was collecting the ethnographic materials for theatrical performances and folk holidays. The main aim of private theater was revival and development of the craft of puppet-makers, folk ceremonies and traditions.

It was collected ethnographic materials which became base of theatrical performance “Bukhara wedding”. The first presentation of performance “Bukhara wedding” was held in April 1995. Iskandar Khakimov became the member of Association of craftsman “Khunaramand” of Uzbekistan in 1996. He is the member of Academy of art of Uzbekistan from 2004. Currently he created 60 heroes according to the motifs of famous eastern tales. For the past period Iskandar Khakimov had participated in many republic and international exhibitions and festivals.