Handicraft takes a big part in Kyrgyz traditions. It is something like a talisman which protects people from angry ghosts. Even from the birthday of a child every decoration on his or her bed is made by hands. Women create wonderful things with embroideries. They decorate carpets, clothes and their dwellings yurts. Men make horses harness with decorations made of wood. Kyrgyz are very skilful people! Here you can find some examples of Kyrgyz handicraft. Ala-kiyiz is a traditional Kyrgyz carpet, which can be used as a beautiful decoration for a yurt as well as for a house. Ala-kiyiz is made of felt. Traditionally felt for ala-kiyiz was of one color. But nowadays people can dye felt in different colors thanks for modern technologies. Ala-kiyiz can be small and big and can easily replace any picture.
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