Traditional Game

Assyk Atu – festive events
  • Manage No PI00006664
    Country Kazakhstan
    Year 2016-04-12
    ICH Domain Social practices, rituals, festive events, Knowledge and practices about nature and the universe
Description Assyk Atu - adult person playing assyks. 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).
Photographer Alexey Kamenskiy (Mr)
Place Astana, Kazakhstan File Size 1.62 MB
Definition 1920 x 1080 File Format jpg
Copyright Alexey Kamenskiy (Mr); Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan Copyright
Information source
Kazakhstan National Committee for Intangible Cultural Heritage

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