Assyk Atu – festive events
Description Assyk Atu - making the first 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 470 KB
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Kazakhstan National Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage

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