Sietze Kalkwijk
Saturday

We leave the countryside and head back to Biskek. On the north shore of Issyk-Kul lake we visit Tamchy village, home of probably the most respected felt production site in Kygyzstan.

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Saturday

Saturday

We leave the countryside and head back to Biskek. On the north shore of Issyk-Kul lake we visit Tamchy village, home of probably the most respected felt production site in Kygyzstan.

Visit next day


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Issyk-Kul lake
Like everyday we start with some vodka, but now we also have very tasty smoked fish from Issyk-Kul lake. And meat of course
Tamchy village
Local Hotel and small felt museum
Tamchy village
Local Hotel and small felt museum
Tamchy village
Our hostess arranges a meeting with the local workshops
Tamchy village
Special agent Bishen, a man of unlimited talents
Tamchy village
We meet with several private craftsmen in Tamchy.
Tamchy village
In Tamchy they have an electric carding machine
Tamchy village
Electric water heating device....
Tamchy village
And the most developped 'kicking machine' I saw on this trip
Tamchy village
The traditional patterns are used on the propertie fence.
Tamchy village
Hand felted hats in many natural colours
Tamchy village
In the Tamchy village workshop they started using ancient symbolic patterns in their shyrdaks.
Tamchy village
Outside fresh wool is waiting to be processed
Back to Bishkek
about 80 + 8 break horsepower
Back to Bishkek
Smoked fish combines well with pure wodka
Back to Bishkek
On the side of the road we have some kumus, fermented mare's milk, the Kyrgyz national drink. sold in old american jerrycans