Kyrgyzstan

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Yurt

Yurt is a brilliant architectural design of nomadic culture. Optimal convenience of its structure fully reflects the dynamism of nomadic life and the philosophy...

Weaving

Kirghiz weaving occupied an important places in past domestic craft production. The main raw material for weaving was the wool of local sheep. In the...

Traditional dress

Kyrgyz traditional clothing style was simple and rational. It was formed due to climatic and natural conditions. For mountain Kyrgyz, the emphasis was on...

Saima embroidery and tush-kiiz wall hanging

Embroidery was a very popular and widespread type of needlework that was practiced by Kyrgyz women of all ages, from young to old. This...

Musical Instruments

Folk musical instruments are interesting, as an indispensable attribute of musical creativity and as objects of applied art. The most popular folk instrument is...

Kalpak and elechek

Kyrgyz have always treated headwear with special respect. Disrespecting someone’s headwear was equated to humiliation of its owner. Number of rules regarding headwear exist...

Jewellery

The art of jewellery making among Kyrgyz people goes back to ancient times. The favourite and common precious metal among the Kyrgyz was silver....

At jabuu (horse harness)

At jabuu (horse harness) represents a remarkable achievement of nomadic Kyrgyz culture. Its combination of function and aesthetics has been a long-standing source of...

Felt carpets (ala-kiyiz and shyrdak)

The art of making felt and felt carpets among Kyrgyz people has ancient historical roots dating back to the era of the early nomads,...

Chii (reed screen)

Chii is a tall, stiff, reed type steppe grass, with thin and dense, as if polished, stems. Various items made from it, which were...