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Edyta asks: Good afternoon, I'd like to ask you why silver is so important to Kazakhs? I heard about few traditions whenever one person hand silver as a gift to the other, but I cannot find any kind of information about cause. I'd appreciate your help regarding to my question. Respectfully, Edyta Konca.
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Historically, it so happened that the favorite material of Kazakh jewelers was not gold, but silver, which, in the view of the Kazakhs, had a cleansing, protective and magical property, as well as useful properties from a medical point of view. With the advent of Islam in the Kazakh steppes, the importance of silver also increased. The Kazakhs have a saying: gold is for beauty, and silver is for purity.

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Satpaev, Kazakhstan

Satpaev (other spellings are Satpayev, Satbaev) is a city located in Karaganda oblast (region) of Kazakhstan. The city received its name after Kazakhstan academician Kanysh Imantaevich Satpaev (Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences first president).... More...

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