Pile weaving

Teasel weaving holds a special place in the rich and diverse heritage of Kyrgyz people. Piled carpets are original, colorful and very popular. Carpets have their own stylistic traits, creating…

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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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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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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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