Turkestan Scene

Another very unfamiliar scene to me, depicting some sort of ceremonial occasion in Turkestan. Whether that means Turkmenistan or present day Uzbekistan is unclear but judging by the dress of the man, I am guessing he is Uzbek. It was actually taken in the Ahmed Iassaui Mausoleum in the city of Turkestan (South-Kazakhstan). The big bronze "kazan" is still visible today in the mausoleum, a very famous and holy place for Muslims in Kazakhstan.