Wind instruments

Being the most ancient instruments, it has played an applied importance. Firstly it carried signal functions (calling up the people for some public actions or cattle moving to the pastures)…

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Kyrgyz legend about tragic love and Issyk-Kul Lake

Once upon a time, so long ago that people have forgotten when, there was a city by Lake Issyk-Kul. A fortress of a powerful khan dominated the city. The terrible…

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Percussive instruments

Kyrgyz folk percussive instruments create not numerous group. There are only three membranephones: Dobulbash (in the north of Kyrgyzstan – Dobulbas), Do’ol and Karsyldak. This instruments are carriers of rhythm,…

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Self – sounding instruments

As known, self-sounding instruments (idiophones) are the instruments in which the source of oscillation is the body or its part, but not strings, membrane or air pressure. To such instruments…

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Embroidery (tush kiyiz)

Embroidery has always been a female craft. Many embroidered items were intended for practical use a well as for decoration of the yurt. Along with colorful fabrics, mats and felts,…

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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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Carpets and felt articles

Felt articles are the most popular and widely spread in Kyrgyzstan. Felt or Kiyiz in Kyrgyz, is a natural and fine material, which manufacturing is very laborious process. Felt produces…

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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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