Kyrgyz Man With Kalpak – Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan

Kyrgyz Man with Kalpak - Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan
© October 8 2007, Uncornered Market

An older Kyrgyz man in his kalpak (traditional Kyrgyz hat) waits for his ride at a remote cafe in Tajikistan. This area of Tajikistan is inhabited my mainly ethnic Kyrgyz. One of Stalin’s lasting legacies is that the borders in this region mean that ethnic groups are divided between two countries – the country of their passport and the country where most of their people live. It still creates political and economic difficulties today in Central Asian countries.

Taken en route to Murghab, Tajikistan.

Read more about our adventures in the Pamirs.

Dennis Jarvis
archer10 (Dennis) Nice portrait, love the hat Posted: February 03 2008
WEIYUAN XU
xuweiyuan it’s a sunshine-smile! Posted: March 02 2008