“Shyrdak, the Kyrgyz Felt Carpet”

360 pages in three languages (Kyrgyz, Russian and English) represents art of the Kyrgyz Shyrdak, which is rooted in the mists of time. The book is published in order to increase the awareness of the general public about the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Kyrgyz people. 

In this book, the majestic and beautiful nature of Kyrgyzstan echoes with the finest examples of the kyrgyz shyrdaks, which patterns hide the sacred meaning of human being on Earth.  

One of the most unique and rarest books of all times - KYRGYZSTAN.

This book is based on the transcript of interviews with Klavdiya Antipina by Philippe Labreveux and Dinara Chochunbaeva. With photographs by Rolando Paiva and watercolor illustrations by Temirbek Musakeev. Translated and edited by Stephanie Bunn. 

The book features the work of the eminent Russian anthropologist, Klavdiya Ivanovna Antipina (1904-1996), who was exiled to the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic in 1937. She is now considered one of the most important ethnographers of Central Asia. 

NOTE: Support of this book will go towards a Kyrgyz and Russian edition for circulation in Central Asia.