Kyrgyz sculptor awarded Kazakh ‘Dostyk’ order

10.06.2022, 14:18

A well-known Kyrgyz sculptor Tamila Mamatova became a Cavalier of the Order of Dostyk, II Degree. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a corresponding decree. The artist was distinguished for her contribution to peace, friendship and cooperation building between the two nations. Kazakh people got acquainted with Mamatova after she made a bust of Abai and donated it to a college in Kokshetau a year ago. The next work was a bust of Mukhtar Auezov. The writer’s house museum on the coast of Lake Issyk Kul in Cholpon-Ata city is currently being reconstructed. The bust of Auezov will be ready as early as July.

“This order is a great inspiration for me. When I created the bust of Abai Kunanbaiuly, I made him exactly the way I imagined. Later I continued, so to speak, a literary series, starting to make busts of Chingiz Aitmatov and Tattybyubyu Tursunbayeva. Abai Kunanbaiuly and Mukhtar Auezov are very important figures for the Kazakh people,” Mamatova said.


Translation by Saniya Sakenova

Editing by Galiya Khassenkhanova