Sezim’s family now lives in Illinois, even though they come from Kyrgyzstan, which is near Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.
Did you know? In Kyrgyzstan, many people live in yurts, which are made of felt. When they cut the wool of their sheep, they lay it in piles on a horse skin and wet it. Then, they roll it up and drag it around, which causes the porous fiber to knit together in a firm, strong, rain-proof material, which we call felt.