oztuvgan:

Ulupamir Koyü, Erciş, Van/Turkiye

Turkiye’de yaşagan Qırgız tuvganlar.


Kyrgyz’s in Turkey.

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booksinprogressmilano:

Nomadic Felts

(Artistic Traditions in World Cultures)

Stephanie Bunn

British Museum Press, 2010

euro 40,00

Believed to be one of the earliest textiles, felt has been made by the nomadic peoples of Central Asia for over 2,500 years and the craft still thrives today as an integral part of their culture. Valued for both its functional and decorative qualities, felt is used to make yurts and all manner of objects relating to daily life, such as carpets, interior fittings, carrying bags, saddle cloths and clothing. Traditional feltmaking is also still practised in many other parts of the world, and this book is the first comprehensive overview. It looks in particular detail at the Turkic and Mongol traditions, which include felt from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Xinjiang and from Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan and South-East Asia respectively, as well as closely associated styles from Afghanistan and the Caucasus. Iranian, Turkish and Indian felts reveal historical influences from the Middle East, and felts from Romania, Hungary and Japan are also covered. As well as the history and technology of feltmaking, the book will explore patterns and symbolism. Illustrated with spectacular textiles from museums in Britain, the United States, Russia and Europe, as well as field photographs, archival material and details of motifs, this book will provide a unique insight into nomadic life as well as an inspirational source of designs for textile specialists.

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foto-holik:

It is about national traditionds..there are a lot of traditions kazakh people have and one of well known is “Toibastar” -

to give some presents to guests at Toi (mostly it is wedding). 

These beatiful dolls are full of sweets and little presents to take away and then to remember about this event.  

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canoneero:

Night Andijan

canoneero:

Night Andijan

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zaboni-modari:

Tajik woman in Samarqandi bridal attire.

zaboni-modari:

Tajik woman in Samarqandi bridal attire.

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Relearning the Native Tongue: Bringing Kazakh Language Back to the Steppe

edgekz:

By Michelle Witte

Kazakhstan’s many peoples speak many tongues – Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Uyghur and Tatar, among others – but after decades of suppression in the Soviet days, the country’s mother tongue, the Kazakh language, is still working to reestablish itself across the steppe.

While Kazakh is now the state language, Russian is a language “officially used along with Kazakh in state institutions and local self-government bodies,” according to the country’s Constitution, and is still widely used in urban centers and for business and politics. But Kazakh looks to be making a comeback, supported by government policies and an enthusiasm among many Kazakhs to ensure that the language of their ancestors thrives.

Full story: http://www.edgekz.com/relearning-native-tongue-bringing-kazakh-language-back-steppe/

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yelenahan:

Kazakhstan, Almaty. Silence of the Shymbulak mountains.

yelenahan:

Kazakhstan, Almaty. Silence of the Shymbulak mountains.

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Afghanistan By Steve McCurry.

(Source: xfrs-blog, via sabr-tea)

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khomush:

Various folk costumes of Tajikistan by Nissor Abdurazakov. (x)

(Source: , via the-passive-aggressive-jamaican)

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letswakeupworld:

Two young girls play house, mimicking their mothers in burqas cut to their size, on the outskirts of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

letswakeupworld:

Two young girls play house, mimicking their mothers in burqas cut to their size, on the outskirts of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

(Source: photo.sf.co.ua)

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