Pileless weaving

Textile giants of present days almost solved the fate of homespun manufacture and fate of Kyrgyz loom – ormok – ancient, made of wood and which at least can be…

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Kurak

Patch works are widely spread in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz kurak is highly developed applied art which reflects nomadic style of life. For patch works use various materials, it could be cotton,…

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Reed screens

The Kyrgyz braided the reed screens mainly from Cheegrass (reed) or chiy in Kyrgyz. It grows in abundance on the foothills of Kyrgyz mountains and sometimes even around the yurts…

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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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Toktogul Satylganov (1864 – 1933)

Toktogul Satylganov was a talented poet, singer-improviser and virtuous komuz player of Kyrgyzstan. He was born in poor family living in Suusamyr district in our days known as Toktogul district…

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Manas

Manas is a legendary hero of the famous Kyrgyz epic story of the same name. Epos Manas is written in poetic form and as big as one million lines or…

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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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