Thursday, 8 December 2016

Kyrgyzstan: Yurts and Stormy Sky

On Saturday I got two postcards from Kyrgyzstan.

The first card shows a Kyrgyz landscape with three Yurts. Yurts are nomadic dwellings used in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. They can be can be assembled and dismantled within a short period of time and are made from natural and renewable materials. A whole community of craftspeople is involved in the creation of Yurts and after it is finished it becomes the centre of social life. The Yurt became a symbol of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The traditional knowledge and skills in making Kyrgyz and Kazakh Yurts are since 2014 an Intangible Heritage of the UNESCO.


Kyrgyz Express Post was founded in 2012 and in 2013 the Universal Postal Union officially confirmed the company's status as second designated postal operator of Kyrgyzstan. Its first stamps were issued in November 2014.
Stamp:
Flora of Kyrgyzstan (from set of four) (issued 29-07-2016)


The second card shows a stormy sky


Stamp:
Flora of Kyrgyzstan (from set of four) (issued 29-07-2016)


Thank You very much William!

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