The nomadic and cattle-breeding culture of the Kyrgyz people related to the production of animal-related material culture. From sheep and animal skin, the Kyrgyz have been doing many beautiful and interesting things for centuries.
The main product of Kyrgyz craftsmanship is of course felt. Felt is a coarse material that is made from compressed sheep wool and it is felt that has become one of the most important materials in Kyrgyz culture. The scope of application of felt is truly enormous. Felt is used for covering yurts, clothing, including the national robe chapan and ak-kalpak, toys, interior items and much more. However, a special place deserves the famous Kyrgyz felt carpet - shyrdak, the production of which requires great skill and perseverance. A distinctive feature of shyrdak are patterns in the form of ethnic ornament, fancy and rather complicated to apply.
Also widely known are Kyrgyz mats, woven from a plant called chiy, which are used for the production of felt, insulation of yurts and are used for decorative purposes. To participate and make you tow carpet you may do that in Bokonbaevo and Kochkor villages.
Visiting Kyrgyzstan is a memorable experience that you will remember forever!
The best way to learn another culture is renting a car and travel on your own in Kyrgyzstan.