Samovars are works of art in which decorative design is directly related to their practical purpose and has a long and very entertaining history.
Devices resembling a samovar have been known since ancient times. Such «samovars» were found in Ancient Rome, and later appeared in Asia and Europe. Those samovars were used mainly in field conditions and therefore had a small size and removable legs.
Samovars came to the Kazakh steppes as a result of trade relations and gradually entered everyday life. Central Asian Teapots and kumgan-samovars were also used as a samovar.
At the exhibition «Samaurynykyz sargylmasyn» about 50 exhibits were presented, among which one could see samovars of the Batashev brothers, Berta Teile with her sons, N.A. Voroshilov and M. Slyuzberg, made in the city of Tula.
The presented collection is unique not only by the number of exhibits, but also by their variety. Samovars of the XIX-XX centuries. practically any shape — from «vase» and «ball» to «glass» and «cylinder». They are all created by various craftsmen and factories. A variety of samovars were presented: brass, copper, bronze, with paintings, from ancient to our time, simple or with various awards.
In addition, ancient tea sets, cup holders, cutlery, products of the famous «Kuznetsovsky» porcelain, trays and other items, as well as paintings and photographic materials from the museum fund were exhibited. A samovar is not just a device, it is the center of a table, a holiday and is considered a symbol of home, comfort and companionship.