Ak-kalpak craftsmanship, traditional knowledge and skills…Kyrgyzstan
Representative List 2019
EN: Old men in Kyrgyz traditional headwear Ak-kalpak giving a bless at the holiday; Ak-kalpak symbolizes patriotic unity, especially in days of celebrations and ritual events
EN: The process of felt making; to manufacture Ak-kalpak, there is a need of fine-fleeced sheep wool
EN: Prepared felt cut depending of the specific kind of Ak-kalpak
EN: The secrets of crafting transmitted from older generation to younger people. They learn the variety of Ak-kalpak's cut and sewing.
EN: Embroidery of Ak-kalpak patterns; Ak-kalpak is often decorated with various ornaments, each of which has its own special meaning and can be interpreted.
EN: The knowledge and skills of Ak-kalpak craftsmanship are transmitted from the older generation to the younger one through practical training in-person sessions. The training happens in craftswomen's workshops, from masters to trainees.
EN: A groom and a bride in Kyrgyz traditional headwears, Ak-kalpak and Shokulo; the modern Kygyze wedding clothes organized in different ways; however, wearing Ak-kalpak is still safeguarded.
EN: The craftswoman demonstrating different types and colors of Ak-kalpak for all ages
EN: Children in Kyrgyz traditional headwear Ak-kalpak in everyday life regardless of age, weather as well as of fashion
EN: The Kyrgyz traditional clothes and headwears Ak-kalpak and Elechek; the distinct features of Kyrgyz traditional clothes are typical to the nomad clothing. For many centuries, the traditional clothes are still safeguarded; and they have never changed its form.