AZ10. Kazakhstan Yurta House 7n 4.25"


The traditional Kazakh dwelling is called yurta, which is a transportable tent covered with felt and consisting of a flexible framework made of willow wood. The open top keeps smoke out of yurta; temperature and draft can be controlled by a flap that increases or decreases the size of the opening, as well as by the yurta cover, which can have two or more layers of felt.

A properly constructed yurta is cool in summer and warm in winter, and can be disassembled or set up in less than an hour. The main decoration of the yurta is colorful felted carpets ("tekemets"). The walls are decorated by woolen ribbons, strips, and other hand-made ornaments.

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