The life cycle of Jeynov people for many generations has been inseparably linked with the process of growing and picking cotton. Cotton produced in this region has been famous for its high quality since the 7th century A. D. Cotton is not only used for clothes, pillows and blankets. Cotton oil is a basic ingredient of local cuisine and is also used for hygienic and medical purposes. Nowadays, the well-being of almost every family depends on the harvest of this labour-intensive crop. Jeynov is one of the largest producers of high quality commodity cotton in Uzbekistan. Both adults and children participate in cotton picking that can be carried out manually or with modern American mechanical cotton-pickers.

1. Cultivation of Cotton Fields in the Spring
2. Cotton Picking (October, 2004)

1. A Hoe
2. A Bag for Cotton Picking

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