Astana is welcoming street art. The embankment of the Yesil River near the Kenesary Khan monument has turned into a vibrant crafts and street art bazaar.   Richly decorated khan's yurt is the centerpiece of the walkway. The interior decoration of the nomadic house has been recreated with precision. The walkway features 14 shops and kiosks made in a Kazakh traditional style. The local artists and craftsmen are exhibiting their and selling their works there. Here visitors can buy handmade goods made of felt and take a pottery making class.

Togzhan Murzagulova has presented her goods in the market. The products like coats, jackets and dresses popular in western Kazakhstan are made of natural cotton and in national style. The designer has come to Astana by the special invitation of the mayor’s office.

 

TOGZHAN MURZAGULOVA:

- We came from the Atyrau city. This product has been produced for 10 years and we have been making dresses for 5 years already.

 

Both the local and visitors are falling fond of the new city site.

 

BLITZ SURVEY:

- We’ve been in Astana for three days. We liked the city very much. This hospitable city is well prepared for the expo.

-The Arbat Street looks great, especially on the embankment of the Yesil River. A superb street has our national character. This is an acquaintance with our cultural heritage.

 

The crats market has been created on the initiative of the city authorities. It is meant to show Astana’s openness and versatility which links the past and present and evokes people’s interest in traditions.

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