Kyrgyz nomads are also famous for their felt handcrafts since they have felt in abundance. One of the most common is called a shirdak, which is a thick, felt, rectangular rug sporting Kyrgyz designs in various bright colors. They are very sturdy and used to make the floor of a yurt so people aren’t stepping, sitting, or sleeping directly on the ground.
There are so many fascinating facets of Kyrgyz life and culture. If you’re interested in the life of nomads in Kyrgyzstan, nomadic families are starting to open up their homes to foreigners who would like to learn more about their way of life. It’s actually a great way to support the local economy in Kyrgyzstan and learn some skills integral to daily nomadic life. So during your travels around Kyrgyzstan, take advantage of the opportunity and learn more about nomadic life. There no better place than directly from the source.