However, this is not the end of the story!
For the careful restoration and preservation of the panel, hereditary restorers from the Mesa company, originally from Turkey, were invited. Three specialists, Professor Munnever Ucher, Associate Professor Kaya Ucher, and restorer Elif Naz Ucher, have joined the restoration of our picturesque panels. Previously, this team worked on the restoration of ceiling paintings in the Topkapı Palace, the Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Mosques in Istanbul, and other cultural heritage sites.
«According to the information obtained during the restoration, we assume that the wall paintings were made in the early 60s of the last century. Our observations allow us to conclude that the paintings were made with oil paint on the surface of the wall, made from a mixture of straw and clay dried in the sun. Such material is known as kerpiç in Turkey or "saman" in Uzbekistan, and is a distinctive building material of the region. The combination of saman with oil paints made it possible to create spectacular wall paintings, which, thanks to their composition, have survived to this day. Upon completion of the restoration work, we plan to analyze the fragments of the paint layers in the restoration laboratory in Turkey. This will make it possible to draw more accurate conclusions about the attribution of the found panels».