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Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak: Art of Kyrgyz Traditional Felt Carpets. ©Umat Osmoev 2011
Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak: Art of Kyrgyz Traditional Felt Carpets

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Traditional felt carpets are one of the foremost arts of the Kyrgyz people and an integral part of their cultural heritage. The Kyrgyz traditionally produce two types of felt carpets: Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdaks. Knowledge, skills, diversity, the semantics of ornamentation, and the ceremonies of creating carpets are all important cultural components, providing Kyrgyz people with a sense of identity and continuity

Place/region Kyrgyzstan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
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Authors and personalities: Murat Mambetov, director.
Production: CACSARC-kg Public foundation, producer ; National Fine Art Museum, producer. Christensen Fund, sponsor.
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Rights/Droits: CACSARC-kg Public foundation

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