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Tseren Badaev, About the nomadic yurt

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Terbish, Baasanjav 


The frame of the yurt is covered with felt, white or black, and tied around with ropes. To make the yurt wind resistant, the ropes are tied to metal pegs that are stuck into the ground. Inside, the yurt has two chests, beds, a wardrobe and implements that are placed along the walls. Men and women sleep in different parts of the yurt. Sometimes the yurt could be divided into sections by hanging a cloth. Tseren’s father made wooden spoons, saddles and bridles for domestic use. The family bought dishes, cutlery and a harness.



Yurt, furniture

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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