Kyrgyz carpets are made on a horizontal loom dukon , similar to Uzbeks and Turkmen. It consists of two poles, the length of which slightly exceed the width of the base, and of three sticks serving to create the gullet, to open it and change the base threads. The weft and fleecy knots are nailed by a wooden hammer with cogs, fleecy threads are cut with a knife and the pile is trimmed with scissors.
The pile is 5 to 7 cm in thickness; the knot is sesquilateral and is bound manually. The density of the Kyrgyz carpet is 900-1000 knots per square decimeter in average. Larger carpets are usually manufactured collectively.
The carpets are made of sheep's wool, but the base is made of camel and goat wool.
Soft marena red and indigo blue colors prevail in the carpets. Yellow, brown, green and white are seldom used. The color tints are very original, their combination testifies to the delicate taste of the carpet makers. To paint the wool the Kyrgyz people used plant paints and since the late 19th century they have been using aniline dye though this worsened the quality of the carpets.
Kyrgyz carpets have a border along the perimeter of the central ground. The patterns on the border are different from those on the central ground. The composition of the carpet pattern has several variants. For example, the central ground is either divided into fractional stripes, where the patterns are placed, or it has a uniform pattern placed in staggered rows or diagonally.
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