In contemporary Kyrgyzstan, sheep are still moved to new pastures as they deplete the grass in other areas. This herdsman is guiding his flock near the southern shore of Issyk-Kul (Issy-Kol), a lake in the northern Tien Shan mountain region of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Because sheep are a mainstay livestock animal, felt made from their fleece is one of the most common textiles in nomadic regions of Central Asia, used for both practical and decorative purposes.

Bringing the Sheep Home, on the Southern Shore of Issy-Kol
Photo credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons license; User: Peretz Partensky from San Francisco, USA.