Era: Baipakov K.M., Kukashev R.Sh.;
Present publication is the second volume in a series devoted to the folk arts and crafts of the Central Asian communities. It reflects the history of development and the current state of the traditional artisanship in Kazakhstan. Its first part pays particular attention to genesis and ancient history of the various crafts and folk art on the territory of Kazakhstan through the analysis of the archaeological materials in order to identify the origin of the art that combines the heritage of nomadic and sedentary cultures. The second part is devoted to the production of the goods made of leather, wood, ivory, stone and metal during the XIX-XX centuries. The third part is devoted to the current state of the artisanship in Kazakhstan, particularly to the modern centres and schools of folk art and crafts.