Master-class: Chiy-Kyrgyz mat making

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Traditional Kyrgyz mat, chiy is made of reed grown in steppes, where they are collected and dried. The reed itself is strong and being weaved together with wool threads forms a durable mat.

The chiy mats are used differently. Chiy can be found inside the yurts as a layer of insulation which keeps dust away and allows the cool air to come in. Another kind called Ashkana chiy separates the yurt to a female part and the rest one.

They are also laid under thick felt carpets as protection from dampness and humidity. The chiy mats are also used as a forming press in shyrdak and ala-kyjiz making.

On this master-class we will learn how to make chiy mat, multi-functional natural mat of the nomads.

Cost: 1000 soms (all the necessary materials, as well as snacks and tea included)
Duration: about 2 hours.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS
-Number of participants will be limited to 6;
-Respecting social distancing, wearing mask, using hand sanitizer.

REGISTRATION
is compulsory. First 6 people who will register following this link will be invited to attend a class. </p>



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