Which handicraft products of Kazakhstan craftsmen are most popular among EXPO visitors

29 June

In Astana centre of crafts was told about what handicraft products of Kazakhstan craftsmen are most popular among the guests of the world specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017. This is reported by website, with reference to the press service of akim of Astana.

“The environmentally friendly things created by Kazakhstan masters are quite affordable to guests from Europe, so they are in great demand. Products from felt, wood and leather, jewellery from stones and silver are in the greatest demand among foreign tourists,” said the Head of Astana centre of crafts Roza Zhussupova.

The art critic said that during EXPO exhibition silk scarfs can be purchased on average for 4000 tenge, a bracelet made of natural stones costs about 5000 tenge on Nurzhol Boulevard. In total, there are ten tents on the boulevard, where you can buy handicraft products from about forty craftsmen from all over Kazakhstan.

“The craftsmen’s fair not only present Kazakh national products, but also applied arts of the peoples of Central Asia," the organizers said.

Often, the masters sell things made from Kyrgyz felt and rishtan ceramics of Uzbekistan.

"Almost all craftsmen are members of "Dala arulary - Women of the Steppe” public foundation, and we are the guarantor that these are really masters, making and producing everything by themselves, working in a creative format," Zhussupova explained.

Let us remind that about the fact that the artists-craftsmen of Kazakhstan are preparing to show their products at the exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 became known in mid-March. Souvenirs made of felt and wool, musical folk instruments, handmade national decorations items - all this, how was then promised by the craftsmen, will be of the highest quality.

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