Find content
eg: title, city, activity, people
OPTIONAL - Only in:
OR search by:
Questions, Answers and VOD
For content providers

Responsive image

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak: Art of Kyrgyz Traditional Felt Carpets

Language: English

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

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Topics and Tags
Place/region: Kyrgyzstan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Murat Mambetov
Publisher: CACSARC-kg Public foundation; National Fine Art Museum
Coproducer/sponsor: Christensen Fund
Published in:
Rights: CACSARC-kg Public foundation

   LICENSING: for inquiries about licensing or requests for CD/DVD copies of this material, please contact the producer or the author directly. You may also wish to consult our FAQs 6 to 9

Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2012-0069300004
Rights holder: UNESCO ; CACSARC-kg Public foundation