The Kyrgyz Traditional Art of making felt carpets was inscribed 2012 into the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

UNESCO: "Traditional felt carpets represent one of the foremost arts of the Kyrgyz people. Their creation is a communal enterprise led by women in rural, mountainous areas, who keep the know-how about the ornaments and the treatment of felt. Especially today, in a period of change, it is of  big importance to protect such an old and original handicraft.

More about the production and the tradition of Kyrgyz felt carpets:
- Feelfelt movie, 2008
- Unesco movie, 2011

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