The handmade yurt was built under the guidance of Kyrgyz masters, and reflects the rich tradition and nomadic lifestyle of Turkic peoples. Through beautifully crafted objects inside, get an even closer look: a falconry glove, a felt saddle and rugs are among the treasures telling the stories.
Marvel at the rugged beauty of Kyrgyzstan’s mountainous landscapes, peoples and culture. András Ágh’s camera captured authentic yurts, traditions of falconry and horse herding, and the majestic ranges of the Tian Shan mountains. Listen to István Vidák’s entertaining account of his extensive travels in the region in a yurt to get the stories behind the pictures.
Marvel at the beauty of handmade Turkmen, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Turkish felt rugs. The age-old technique of originated in Central Asia, and is still alive today. If you get inspired, try felting yourself at Pont Festival!
Yurt – a symbol of family and hospitality
At Pont Festival you can see authentic yurts, check out the cozy interior, enjoy a travelogue, listen to stories or just play along on the felt rugs.
Haft Sin is what you find in Iranian homes during the biggest holiday of the year, Noruz (Nowruz, Norooz, Persian New Year are alternate names). Seven symbolic objects adorn a festive table, all starting with the persian Seen letter (س):
subtitled [hun], documentary, 30 min, 1998, made by: Klára Agyagási, András Berecz, Zoltán Dénes
The film documents a 1998 expedition to Chuvashia, in the centre of Russia, West of the Volga river. It is home to a Bulgar-Turkic people who cohabited with Hungarians and share pentatonic melodies also present in the older layers of Hungarian folk heritage. András Berecz leads the way in connecting to ‘relatives’ through folk songs, customs and appreciating local brews, while the camera captures the inspiring encounters.
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