Abylaev Kydyrkan, 70 years old, a shepherd, Jeti – Oguz region, Ak- Kochkor village.
23.02.2010 Time: 10:43 – 11:13 am
Kyrgyz people practiced different kinds of handicrafts. There were extraordinary master craftsmen who made various saddles with ornamental patterns, fancy and ordinary, for hunting and for celebrations. The saddle was planed with an instrument called a kerkee. They also had a curved awl. There were master craftsmen who made the whole trapping – a blanket for the horse and all the rest of the equipment. Everything that was left to me from my kinsmen has disappeared. All of their dishes they made from archa.
I saw how the uuk was put into ewe manure so that it became flexible and soft. Manure apparently has heating properties. Today the uuk is boiled in water. Uuk is made of a poplar tree and spruce.