Felt is a very old material used by Eurasian nomads since ancient times. The art of felting wool in Kyrgyz culture is dated. Nowadays, this unique material has begun to live in a new way in the hands of modern Kyrgyz designers. A wide range of objects are made from fet - including ala kiyiz (a type of felt carpets) and shyrdaks, clothes, hats, various household items, beauty accessories, and toys.
It is worth noting that the Kyrgyz traditional art of making shyrdak and ala-kiyiz, has been introduced to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.