During 28-30th of June 2018, the “VIII Kyrgyz Shyrdak Festival” took place in the city of Naryn, in front of the Ala-Too stadium. 

The festival brought together artisans from all the regions of Kyrgyzstan, as well as folk researchers, representatives of private companies, and local organizations.

Exhibition of arts and crafts, a concert, a theater production, a conference and a competition among artisans for the best shyrdak nomination was held during the festival.

The Bishkek Business Club in the framework of the Nice-Tak project, funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany, provided financial assistance in organizing the conference and supported the participation of 40 artisans from the Craft Council of Kyrgyzstan.

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