One day when travelling through Kyrgyzstan in one of my tours, we were lucky to catch a Kyrgyz woman working on the manufacture of a woven patterned ribbon for a yurt. We stopped and asked for permission to observe the process. She cleverly sifted through the threads and row after row she created motley beautiful patterns. My tourists were delighted that they could see such a process of weaving, as was done centuries ago. They photographed a lot and asked questions. The woman told a lot of interesting things about handicraft and invited us to have some tea. The guests were overjoyed by her hospitality, drank tea and talked heart to heart. It was evident in their eyes that this was one of the best experiences in their journey - getting to know people, their culture and traditions. And most importantly, not a staging event for which they pay money, but a present moment from the life of local culture. It is very pleasing that nowadays there are craftswomen in Kyrgyzstan who are still engaged in various types of handicraft as many centuries ago: felting, making carpets (shyrdak and ala kiyiz) from it, weaving, embroidering and creating beautiful examples of folk arts and crafts. Come to Kyrgyzstan tour and find out more about our world!
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