Vendor of Tea Pots in Samarkand
Tea pots are both made in Uzbekistan as well as sold for local use. The most prestigious manufacturer of these tea pots was established by an Englishman after whom the production was named - Gardiner. The designs varied, some derived from a more eastern aesthetic and some were distinctly European in design. The Gardiner production was steeped in myth as it is said that any poison placed with the tea would become immediately apparent, changing the color of the tea to alert the selected victim.