Sietze Kalkwijk

Thursday

Thursday

We will leave Naryn Region early in the morning and drive North towards the South shore of Issyk-Kul lake. At 12:00 we have an appointment in Kyzyl-Tuu village, this place is famous for the production of "yurta", a handmade felt nomad house.

In the afternoon we will visit Bokonbaevo village and meet several felt craftsmen. We stay a night in Bokonbaevo up in the mountains.

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leaving At-Bashy, Naryn Region
Kyzyl-Tuu village
This place is famous for the production of “yurta”, a handmade felt nomad house
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Young learners
Kyzyl-Tuu village
A 'kicking' machine, saves a lot of work
Kyzyl-Tuu village
The woodremains are used to heaten the water
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Steam installation for bending the Yrta frames
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Molds for the bent Yrta Frame components
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Peeling the bent wooden parts
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Weaving the Yurta Ribbons and belts
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Inside the Yurta. Outside the sun is burning (it's arround 30 degrees) but inside it's extremely comfortable
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Inside the Yurta. In Kyrgyzstan hospitality knows no bounds
Kyzyl-Tuu village
Bargaining with the neighbour farmer
Kyzyl-Tuu village
We made a good deal and will have enough meat for the next three days
Bokonbaevo village
The first Countryside workshop with Internet acces
Bokonbaevo village
Stock
Bokonbaevo village
Women working surrounded by ancient patterns
Bokonbaevo village
Very international
Bokonbaevo village
The Felt Art Studio shop
Bokonbaevo village
The two Mistresses
Bokonbaevo village
And three employees
In the Mountains
Preparing a feast meal
In the Mountains
The Lamb's head is offered to the honoured guest, that must be me...