What to buy in Kazakhstan​

What to bring from Kazakhstan

Chocolate "Kazakhstan"

Chocolate “Kazakhstan” from the confectionery factory “Rakhat” is possibly the number one product that must be purchased as a souvenir when departing Kazakhstan. Almost no foreigner leaves Kazakhstan without a chocolate bar in a wrapper. The quality and taste of “Rakhat” sweets are well known within other Central Asian countries.

Kazakh Cognac

A bottle of local cognac with the name tag “Kazakhstan” is another very popular souvenir from Kazakhstan. The local Bacchus firm produces a popular drink on oak with half a century of aging. High-quality and inexpensive Kazakhstan cognac is can be found in almost every corner shop in big cities and the rural areas alike. Although the Farabi and Alexander cognacs have a good reputation and slightly expensive category drinks are cognacs “Zhenis” and “Kakharman”.

Kazakh Felt products

The harsh conditions of the steppes make the local sheep wool unique. And felt is made from the wool that is shrinking and matt together underwater, heat, and pressure/agitation. This allows producing denser and durable material which can best serve for making felt toys, carpets, and clothes.

Kamcha

Kamcha is a national leather whip for horses, made with the use of hooves or horns of roe deer. It is a short, thick whip with a round cross-section. Kamcha makes a perfect souvenir from Kazakhstan as they are often very nicely decorated with the local ornaments.

Kazakh Jewellery

Kazakh national style jewelry is another great option for a souvenir aimed for ladies. You can get some traditional Kazakh women’s jewelry like earrings, rings, rings, or hairpins for braids. In the past it was believed that the ringing of metal jewelry scared away evil spirits.

Page updated 12.1.2023

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