Located at 1770 13th Street in downtown Boulder, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse not only serves great tea and is a work of art inside and out, but is also a reminder about cultural diversity, global cooperation and international friendship. Located alongside the Boulder Creek, the teahouse has a great patio for the summer or is perfect for cozying up with a warm cup of tea in the winter. The teahouse symbolized peace and global friendship between Tajikistan and its sister city, Boulder, and reminds all of us about the beauty of art, handcrafting and peace.
In 1987, Mayor Maksud Ikramov visited Boulder and announced the plan to build a teahouse in celebration of Boulder's sister city ties. For three years, artisans from Tajikistan masterfully worked on hand carved items and hand painted decorative pieces for the teahouse. In an effort to continue with the tradition in Central Asia where teahouses served as gathering places for friends and family and focused on motifs such as nature, the teahouse was built to reflect tradition. Names of the woodcarvers and painters can be found on a green panel above the kitchen along with the message "artisans of ancient Khojand whose works are magical."
Throughout the teahouse, you will find plentiful structures that represent beliefs and beauty. The ceiling was specially crafted with traditional patterns found in Persian Art. No power tools were used on the ceiling or in any other part of the building. Another spectacle to behold inside the building are the 12 carved cedar columns sent to the teahouse from Tajikistan as a gift. Each column is different and contains intricate carving. The eight exterior ceramic tile panels were also crafted in Tajikistan and indicative of the "Tree of Life." Life sized copper sculptures that represent social justice, morality and appreciation of nature can also be found inside.
Learn more about this symbolic staple to Boulder at The Boulder Dunshanbe Teahouse and check out their menus, tea selection and more
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