Clay is a substance that has always been at hand since the existence of human. It is so malleable when kneaded with water that it can be molded into any form. Drying and baking makes the mold retain is shape with a surprising amount of durability. The discovery of ceramics and the potter’s wheels has remained one of the greatest achievements of human civilization.
Kazakhstan’s fine arts have passed through all
the stages of its development, starting with formation up to international
recognition, within a historical short period. And one fact remains indubitable: its emergence was
the result of the fruitful interaction of European and Central Asian arts.
Kazakh carpets both ancient and modern have
remained the stronghold for the preservation of the rich patterns for
Kazakhstan. Various weaving techniques, different patterns and the array of
colors beat imagination.