of population living in the Kyzylorda oblast are kazakhs (94 %). The
main language is kazakh language mostly used in daily life, but all
population from youth till old aged people know & speak Russian
language as well. Kazakhs are very hospitable nation. Kyzylorda people
are double hospitable people. Each house, each family in despite of
income level will accept guests as most lovely relatives. Guest will be
provided rich laid table with different kinds of meals, and without
failing, traditional kazakh meal called "beshbakmak". At
"beshbakmak" the most respectable guest will be offered the
living in the Kyzylorda oblast like national music performed by
"dombra" or "kobyz". They are the most kazakh
popular musical instruments and considered to be the highest achievement
of the culture of nomads in the Central Asia. During concerts
of national music the theatres & clubs in Kyzylorda or any rayon
center are full by spectators. The most respected local musician &
singer & composer & thinker is Korkyt -Ata who lived in the period of 6-7 century.
He played kobyz and was considered to be a spiritual teacher for generations.
The Kyzylorda University was awarded
One of the most developed handicrafts is carpet & rugs weaving.
Local women for ages have ability to produce hand-made carpets &
Only two oblasts in Kazakhstan have old traditions in carpet
weaving. They are the Kyzylorda & Shymkent oblasts.
the course of time carpet weaving is becoming to be lost as young women
prefer to buy factory made carpets and old aged women who known
traditional carpet weaving became less number.
For finding really good
hand-made carpet its needed to make serious search in the rayon's of
the oblast. Since Kazakhstan became the independent state carpet weaving
traditions as kazakh national handicrafts were considered to be
restored. Two carpet weaving workshops had been recently opened in
Kyzylorda city where the trained local
women are weaving kazakh carpets
& rugs. This work is being leaded by Tahsin Parlak from Ataturk
University (Turkey, Erzurum city) who is the person amazingly dedicating
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