August 9, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Culture: History and Traditions

Kyrgyz Customs and Traditions

Kyrgyzstan culture takes its underlying foundations in the distant past. Turkic tribes that relocated in the early Middle Ages from the domain of the Altay and East Turkestan by a great extent affected the formation of Kyrgyzstan. Before the twentieth century, there was the Kyrgyzstan tribal division. A portion of the Kyrgyz still sticks to this custom. This is evident even in the division of the Kyrgyz into the northern and southern Kyrgyz. Traditions and customs of the southern Kyrgyz of the Ferghana Valley and the Eastern regions of the Pamirs region vary from the conventions of the northern Kyrgyz living in territories of the Tien Shan, Issyk-Kul Lake territories. Residences, conventional garments, food – everything is directed by the desire of incessant nomadism.

Settlements

Kyrgyzstan culture before amalgamating with the Russian Empire the primary kind of settlement was villages, and the Kyrgyz, due to their itinerant way of life, moved from region to region. However, amid the Soviet time, Kyrgyz were continuously died down, encountering a radical change in their way of life. In the present time, a large portion of the Kyrgyz are settled, moving to bigger urban communities, nonetheless, there are as yet traditional settlements in the mountains and rural zones.

Dressing

Customary dress of the Kyrgyz has experienced some changes amid its advancement. As different aspects of material culture, the Kyrgyz garments unmistakably indicate particular features that were impossible to miss to individual tribal and regional groups; it is likewise recognized by the one of a kind quality, regular for the nomads. Dressing made of a coarse woolen material of domestic produce, produced using skins from animals, felt, leather and wild creatures was in use.

Family and marriage

Family and marriage are firmly identified with the patriarchal lifestyle. It was common for Kyrgyz culture to live respectively in a little patriarchal family that shaped an alleged enormous group with the entire family line residing in a similar territory.

Marriage was gone before by courtship. In the past, it was a custom that when youthful kids were coordinated, now and again even unborn yet babies were matched. Similar to numerous other Eastern countries a share requested a dowry for the wife to be. What’s more, even today, current Kyrgyz take after this custom.

Spiritual Culture

The spiritual culture of every country is kept from era to era as customs and traditions and also oral and noted down records. Because of the migrant way of life, the Kirghiz have not abandoned so much written proof, but rather from era to era.

Kyrgyzstan culture is rich and assorted. It consolidates more components of the culture of the nomads, yet a few locales of Kyrgyzstan (south) are initially agrarian. Such concurrence is extraordinary and indicative just for the Central Asian area.

Photos from sources – en.theoutlook.com.ua, worldculturepeople.blogspot.com, mywanderlust.pl, flickr.com

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