The national emblem is one of the main symbols of the state. The term "coat of arms" is derived from the German word «erbe» (inheritance) and means hereditary distinctive sign - a combination of figures and objects, which are given symbolic meaning.

History shows that even the Bronze Age nomads who lived in the territory of modern Kazakhstan identified themselves with a special symbol - totem, graphic expression which later became the name "tamga". For the first time, the term began to be used in the Turkic Khanate.

The national emblem of the sovereign Kazakhstan was officially adopted in 1992. It was sponsored by well-known architects Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shot-Aman Ualikhanov.

The State Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan has the shape of a circle (wheel) - a symbol of life and eternity, which was used a special honor among the nomads of the Great Steppe.

Central heraldic element in the state emblem is an image of shanyrak (the dome tent) on a blue background, from which apart supports in the form of sunlight (support). To the right and left of shanyrak are  located images of mythical winged horses. At the top is the volumetric five-pointed star, and in the lower part of it is the inscription "Kazakhstan". Star image, shanyrak, supports, mythical horses, as well as the inscription "Kazakhstan" are made in gold color.

Shanyrak  is the main part of the system-tent shaped like a dome of heaven and one of the key elements of the fabric of life in the traditional culture of Eurasian nomads. The State Emblem of the Republic of shanyrak image - a symbol of common home and unified homeland for all peoples living in the country. The stable development of Kazakhstan depends on the well-being of every citizen, as a strength and stability of shanyrak depends on the reliability of all its uykov (supports).

Mythical winged horses are ‘ tulpars’ in the state emblem is a key heraldic element. The image of a horse from immemorial time personifies such concepts  as courage, loyalty and strength. The wings symbolize a centuries-old dream of multinational people of Kazakhstan on building a strong and prosperous nation. They testify to the pure thoughts and aspiration to successive improvement and creative development. Gold wings of racers also resemble golden ears and represent the hard work of Kazakhs and material prosperity of the country.

In centuries past, the horns were widely used in religious rites of nomads as well as the tops of their fighting banners. Images of heavenly grace, of fertility and good luck in the military form of horns of various animals have always occupied a significant place in symbolic compositions of different peoples. Thus, the winged horse with a horn of plenty is an important typological image which has deep semantic and historical roots.

Another detail in the National Emblem is   five-pointed star. This symbol is used by mankind since ancient times and represents constant aspiration of people to the light of truth to all the sublime and eternal. Image of the star in the State Emblem reflects the desire of Kazakh people to create country open for cooperation and partnership with all the peoples of the world. Heart and embrace people of Kazakhstan are open to representatives of all five continents.

The main color used in the state emblem is  the color of gold, which serves as a symbol of wealth, justice and magnanimity. Also there is a flag color - sky blue, which harmonizes with the color of gold and symbolizes the sky, peace and prosperity.