Nomad Heritage

Living in Harmony with Nature: Safeguarding Centuries — Old Techniques
  • Manage No DI00001307
    Country Kyrgyzstan
    Author Kamila Kenzhetaeva (Culture Programme Specialist, National Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic for UNESCO)
    Published Year 2022
    Language English
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Description The yurt is not just a portable dwelling used by many nomadic peoples, but a pinnacle of nomadic creativity and a symbol of the national identity of the Kyrgyz people. Yurts have a plain construction, can be quickly assembled and dismantled by a few people, protect from the cold or from the heat of sun, and most importantly are entirely made of natural materials. This makes the yurt one of the best options for the promotion of eco-tourism and centuries-old traditions and crafts. No big life event in Kyrgyzstan goes without installing a yurt. Births, weddings, and funeral rituals are traditionally held in yurts. They are an integral part of all festivities, ceremonies, and important events from the local to national and international levels.

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