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What is Shyrdaks?

Kyrgyz carpets - "kiyiz" and "shyrdak" are made of warm felt and are always rich decorated with ornament. Shyrdak is made with help of mosaic technique of application, based on closing of felt blanks with multicolored threads. Ala-kiyiz is made by ramming, rolling the different-colored fur into the friable felt basis. In first case - cleanness of lines, in second - their fuzziness. This "color running" makes effect of abruptness and gives ala-kiyiz softness, water-colorness.

Mats and screens - as a rule are the whole art composition, got by braiding of every cheegrass stalk by multicolored fur. On hand-made machines, women wove from thick threads the braid (boo) of different ornaments. They embroidered by fur and gold thread on leather, felt, chamois and broadcloth.

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