Assyk Atu – festive events
  • Manage No PI00006661
    Country Kazakhstan
    Year 2013-05-28
    ICH Domain Social practices, rituals, festive events
Description Assyk Atu - preparing for the game. The players play a serve for knock. Kazakh traditional Assyk games are an ancient tradition in Kazakhstan. Each player has their own set of ‘Assyks’, traditionally made out of the talus bone of a sheep, and a ‘Saka’ dyed in bright colours. Players use their Assyk to knock out other Assyks from the field, and the focus is on the position of the bone. Main positions are the following (high ranking first): alshi (camel); tai (horse); Buk (goat) and shik (sheep).
Place Astana. Kazakhstan File Size 112 KB
Definition 1200 x 800 File Format jpg
Copyright Samryk-Kazyna JSC Copyright
Information source
Kazakhstan National Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage

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