The Kyrgyz Kalpak

The Kyrgyz Kalpak

by Richard Hewitt
     
 

"The Kyrgyz Kalpak" is a colorful, short piece on the symbolism of Kyrgyzstan's nomadic hat aiming at finding the peak of religious unity and experience. Characters such as Central Asia's Al-Khidr (Kydyr) and Kyrgyzstan's epic hero Manas are included along with quotes from the Qur'an, Torah, Bible, and Kyrgyz folklore. The Kyrgyz Kalpak honors age-old tenants of

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Overview

"The Kyrgyz Kalpak" is a colorful, short piece on the symbolism of Kyrgyzstan's nomadic hat aiming at finding the peak of religious unity and experience. Characters such as Central Asia's Al-Khidr (Kydyr) and Kyrgyzstan's epic hero Manas are included along with quotes from the Qur'an, Torah, Bible, and Kyrgyz folklore. The Kyrgyz Kalpak honors age-old tenants of the Silk Road's many religions while simultaneously weaving divided factions together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789967252721
Publisher:
Sonoon Jer
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

Meet the Author

Risbek (Richard Hewitt) moved from California to Kyrgyzstan in 1994 where he taught at the Academy of Agriculture in Bishkek. The next year he started a seed project in the high mountains. One rural Kyrgyz family "adopted" him. In this context Risbek started noticing the similarities highlighted in this book. He spent nearly 20 years in Kyrgyzstan.

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