Jewelry

Metals artwork is one of the most ancient genres of Kyrgyz arts. In ancient times the kumush usta – which is Kyrgyz for silversmith was highly respected in the Kyrgyz…

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Leather articles

Since ancient time Kyrgyz people have decorated leather articles. Animal skins were used to make a variety of household articles including leather clothing and footwear, kitchen containers (ko’okor, saba, konochok,…

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Wood carving

Wood carving has existed in Central Asia from since time immemorial. Articles made of wood are widely used by Kyrgyz people in everyday life till present time. There is a…

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Zahiriddin Mukhamad babur (1483-1530)

Famous Uzbek poet, thinker, historian and statesman; founder of the dynasty and empire of Timurids. Babur was born in Andijan on 14th of February in 1483, being son of the…

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Yusuf Balasaghuni

Yusuf Balasaghuni, Yusuf "Khass Khajib" Balasaghuni was an 11th century Uyghur scribe from the city of Balasaghun, the capital of the Karakhanid Empire. He wrote the Kutadgu Bilig and most…

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Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928)

Chinghiz Aitmatov is famous Kyrgyz writer whose books are known and loved in many countries of the world. He was born 12 December 1928 in Kyrgyz village Sheker in the…

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Amir Timur (1336-1405)

For a long time Central Asia has been the birthplace of the great conquerors of the world. The one who commanded both fear and respect in Asia and Europe in…

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Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalskiy

Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalskiy belonged to people who never stopped exploring. He has done a number of trips to unknown areas of Central Asia which had a great importance for both,…

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Kurmanjan Datka (1811-1907)

Kurmanjan Datka also known as the "The Tsaritsa of Alai" or "The Queen of the South", was a stateswoman in Kyrgyzstan, known for her initial resistance to the annexation of…

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Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze (1885 – 1925)

Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze was a Bolshevik leader during and just prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917.  Frunze was born in Bishkek, then a small Imperial Russian garrison town in…

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