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Traditional Knowledge and Skills in Making Kyrgyz and Kazakh Yurts

Language: English

The yurt is a nomadic dwelling used among the Kazakh and Kyrgyz peoples. It has a wooden circular frame covered with felt and braided with ropes, and can be easily assembled and dismantled. The wooden frames are made by men and their apprentices, while women make the interior decorations and exterior coverings, ornamented with traditional zoomorphic, vegetative or geometric patterns. All festivities are held in a yurt, which remains a symbol of family and traditional hospitality, fundamental to the identity of the Kazakh and Kyrgyz peoples.

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Place/region: Kazakhstan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Anatoliy Sivoha
Publisher: Foundation Dialogu Kultur-Edinyi Mir
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Rights: Foundation Dialogu Kultur-Edinyi Mir

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Original: Video.AVI
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0099800025.AVI
Source ref.: DOC:0099800025; CAND:00998
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Foundation Dialogu Kultur-Edinyi Mir