Lepyoshka, the beautiful local bread is a mainstay.
|Baked on the walls of the traditional stone ovens. |
Handmade textiles are central to the culture.
|A local textile artist in front of her work displayed at the Fine Arts Museum, Bishkek. |
Even the ice cream cones come in a fantastic array of colors !
Markets are filled with appetizing dried nuts and fruits.
|Local spices, colorful, and flavorful. |
|The local sour milk curd balls, Qurut, are an acquired taste. |
|Local fruits are sweet and tasty, and the melons are enormous!|
|Grave markers in Burana date from the 6th century. |
|Eye catching shutters in Karakol. |
Kalpak, the traditional high-crowned caps, abound, and keep heads warm in the winter and the sun out in bright, hot days.
And headscarves are commonly worn by women.