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  • A variety of colourful shyrdaks, (felt carpets).

  • Inside a yurt showing examples of Tush Kiyiz, Chiy, Shyrdak and other examples of craftsmanship.

  • A variety of hand made souvenirs, hats, slippers and beads.

  • Examples of Saima, embroidery.

  • Colourful handmade mattresses and blankets.

  • Holding up a patchwork (Kurak) bedcover.

  • Tak teke – a type of puppets (usually figures of animals, threads from which fasten to a hand of a komuzist – person playing the traditional instrument, the Komuz. Thus figures dances in a step to the music).

  • A fragment of embossing on a surface of the Kerney – one of the Kyrgyz wind instruments.

  • Often in yurts, it is possible to see a sandyk – a chest in which household objects, clothes or foodstuffs are stored.

  • Horse harness, tools, hunting and agricultural implements are stored in a man's part of a yurta (er dzak).

  • Leatherwork is an ancient skill still practiced by Kyrgyz craftsmen. In the markets and shops of the capital there is a large assortment of leatherwork.

  • Straw mat richly decorated with colour woollen threads, chiy.

  • Metalwork detail on a horse harness.

  • Felt is used in the many different variations, especially in rural regions.

  • A Child's cradle (beshik). The complete set of bedding is all handmade, including the mattress.

  • The South of Kyrgyzstan is known for its carpets.

  • Dyes made from natural ingredients, (such as, for example, onion peel), are often used used to give colour to handicraft products.

  • Quilts and mattresses are to this day stacked one upon the other, forming impressive designs, called juk.

  • Carved panels on a private house in the south of Kyrgyzstan.

  • Woven products, terme, are found in various formats from narrow strips to wide cloths.

  • In the Batken region of the republic, cotton threads serve as a basis for carpets.

  • A skilled worker uses woollen threads to create a pattern on a carpet.

  • An embroidered cross on an old sample.

  • Woven tapes , ribbons and brushes made from colour threads, are used both in decorating yurts, and other premises and public places.

  • Ala Kiyiz do not delineate clear geometric forms, and so the resulting products have a cozy easy-going, homely appearance.

  • Wood played the important role in nomadic lifestyle of the Kyrgyz. In the background : terme – skilfully weaved cloth.

  • Samples of carpet products from the middle of the nineteenth century.

  • Leather panel decorated with 3D figures.

  • Ceramics of modern design at one of the craft exhibitions-fairs in Bishkek.

  • Saima, (embroidery), is widely used in decorating suits and headdresses in national style.

  • Saima, (embroidery), is widely used in decorating suits and headdresses in national style.

  • Souvenirs for different tastes can often be seen at the small craft fairs at various events such as thematic festivals and regional celebrations.