A look at ancient city and traditional crafts of Khiva, Turkestan.
Full title reads: "In Ancient Khiva".
Ancient city of Khiva, South East corner of Turkestan (probably Uzbekistan now, formerly part of Soviet Union, USSR).
Various L/Ss over domes and towers of ancient city. M/S of men of Cossack origin riding donkeys through narrow streets. L/S of minaret of mosque seen through window in mosaic wall. More street scenes.
Various C/Us of ornate embroidery and carvings of Arabic script. Various shots of men working in courtyard; artisans making traditional crafts. Some men are engraving brass pots. C/U of brass engraving with sickle and hammer incorporated into traditional design. More shots craftsmen at work. C/U of man's hand carving pattern into stone. Various C/U of men carving patterns onto stone pillars. Various C/Us of patterns of flowers and leafs carved on stone.