Yurt’s decoration – practical, colorful and comfortable

April 29, 2016
The inside of the yurt is divided into the modules; each of them, according to the tradition, has its own domestic function. Space near the door is called bosaga...

The eternal circle: An illustrated history of yurts by Candace Rardon

April 10, 2016
This article is reposted by  permission of a very talented illustrator and great human that has a first hand experience with yurt living Candace Rardon. Read on…. The eternal circle:...

Inner space and symbolism of the Kazakh yurt

February 17, 2016
In the process of adaptation in the ecosystem and creation of economic and cultural products, nomads have created the masterpiece of global civilization – the yurt. In a way,...

Introducing YouTube channel – First Video – Traditional Kazakh Yurt

August 11, 2015
Hello everyone, We just launched our YouTube channel. We will be posting great video series by Kazakh media. We transcribed it, translated and added subtitles for educational purposes. First...

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...