20 Interesting Facts about Yurt, the Cradle of Nomad’s Life

July 21, 2015
Yurt is a cradle of nomad’s life. It’s an ideal solution for those who don’t like corners. Okay, to be serious, this kind of building has deep roots in...

The Kazakh Yurt-Symbolism and history

July 14, 2015
The Kazakh Yurt – Symbolism and history. Kazakhs’ primary modes of subsistence, nomadic and semi-nomadic pastoralism, predetermined the type of dwelling they used – namely, the Kazakh yurt. The origins...

Yurt, a Connection between Home and Cosmos, Part 2

July 14, 2015
If you haven’t read Part 1, it’s here.     Nearly all traditional Kazakh crafts, having emerged in time immemorial and persisted through the vicissitudes of the nation’s history, are...

Yurt, a Connection between Home and Cosmos. Part 1

July 1, 2015
This article has been published by famous Russian ethnographer Sergei Rudenko in 1927 while he was travelling down Uil river.  What is a yurt? The snow-white dome in the green...

Yurt – Nomads personal Universe – Ger, Mongol yurt

June 3, 2015
  A few words on Mongol Yurt culture and structure(1) The yurt’s building materials are timber, felt and leather. Its collapsible walls, “hana,” comprise of several sections made of...