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Shorobashat
Published: 09 september 2013

  Kyrgyzstan is a country with a rich history. There are more than 5000 architectural monuments of historical significance on its territory. Kara-Daria, Kosh-Bulak, Djanybazaeskiy and Shorobashat settlements were built in IV-I centuries BC.   The ruins of a big settlement Shorobashat are located between Uzgen and Jalal-Abad. It has an area of 70 hectares (1400х500m). Shorobashat is surrounded by a barrier with a length of 3 km and height of 6 m. Settlement consists of four fortified parts: religious complex, refuge, citadel and military camp. The size of the fortress-citadel is about 250х300 metres, it has trapezoid shape. During excavations there were found remains of some farmhouses on the territory of the settlement. The western part of the citadel served as a refuge for the local people where they hid during the attack of enemies. The military camp was different from all th...

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Kyrgyz National clothing
Published: 02 september 2013

  The main emphasis in the creation of Kyrgyz National clothing is the heat preserving. Winter clothing was made on the basis of cotton, furs of wild animals and felt. It is known that the Kyrgyz people have worked on the land since ancient times, but the most of them led nomadic life, so the traditional Kyrgyz clothing is inherent features of nomad’s clothing.   Outdoor clothes is mainly was made of wool pets, but the most popular clothing was made of raccoon, sable and fox skin. There was a difference between ordinary people and rich people. Clothing of poor people was made from calico, while the clothing of rich people was made from silk, velvet and brocade.   The traditional men’s costume consisted of shirt (koynek) and trousers (shym). The shirt “zhegde” was sewn from calico; the length was below the knee. Men began to wear this type of clothin...

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