Tag Archives: yurts

A flash back of my trip in Kyrgyzstan

Blog about culture and craft in Kyrgyzstan.

 

crafts

http://www.shirdakshoponline.com/blog/yurt-the-felt-house-of-central-asia/

 

 

Kyrgyz Yurt or Boz Uy (part 1) – YouTube

 

Kyrgyz Yurt or Boz Uy (part 1) – YouTube

A yurt is a traditional kyrgyz dwelling – also called a Boz Uy. This clip shows the erection of a kyrgyz yurt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF-_b95ezWg&feature=share

yurts.kg

yurts.kg

www.yurts.kg

Articles etc. – yourtent.com – all about yurts

Articles etc. – yourtent.com – all about yurts

Peter Alford Andrews, Felt Tents and Pavilions: The Nomadic Tradition and its Interaction with Princely Tentage. 2 vols. (= Koelner Ethnologische Mitteilungen, Sonderband), Melisende, London 1999, ISBN 1 901764 05 2,

http://www.yourtent.com/english/peter_andrews.htm

Shifting Boundaries- Central Asian Kibitki

Shifting Boundaries- Central Asian Kibitki

The Kibitka is one of the most advanced prefabricated and demountable dwelling ever to evolve in a traditional culture. Its form and construction are dominated by the requirements of demounting, transportation and erection. It consists of an external envelope supported on a sturdy frame assembled from standard elements.

http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Culture/Shifting_Boundaries/kibitki.html

On the Antiquity of the Yurt- Evidence from Arjan and Elsewhere

On the Antiquity of the Yurt- Evidence from Arjan and Elsewhere

For all the considerable interest that has been taken over the years in the nature and uses of the yurt — in, for example, its wide distribution (which stretches from Mongolia to Anatolia), in its prefabricated, eminently portable elements, and in the variety of different terms that are used to define its component parts — very little has been done to try to uncover the more remote history of this long-lived, highly adaptable type of dwelling. Thus, while Peter Andrews’ Nomad Tent Types in the Middle East, mentions all significant references to yurts in the Middle East that occur in documents of early Islamic date or in travellers’ accounts, these and other sources cited in this magisterial work1 are not enough to carry the story of the yurt back to any moment before 700 CE.

http://www.silk-road.com/newsletter/2004vol2num1/yurt.htm

Virtual Tourist – Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide

Virtual Tourist – Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide

VirtualTourist is a worldwide travel community where real travelers and locals share real travel advice and experiences.

Members pages can include Tips in the following sections: Overview, Things to do, Restaurants, Hotels and accommodation, Nightlife, Off the Beaten Track, Tourist Traps, Warnings or Dangers, Transportation, Local Customs, Packing Lists, Shopping, Sports Travel, General Tips.

Kyrgyzstan entries include:

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Asia/Kyrgyzstan/TravelGuide-Kyrgyzstan.html

Articles etc. – yourtent.com – all about yurts

Articles etc. – yourtent.com – all about yurts

Peter Alford Andrews, Felt Tents and Pavilions: The Nomadic Tradition and its Interaction with Princely Tentage. 2 vols. (= Koelner Ethnologische Mitteilungen, Sonderband), Melisende, London 1999, ISBN 1 901764 05 2,

http://www.yourtent.com/english/peter_andrews.htm

Steppe by Steppe Side by Side

Steppe by Steppe Side by Side

Steppe by Steppe, Side by Side – A journey on four wheels is a project headed by Roger Chao and Megan Kerr, two university students from Melbourne, Australia.
In April 2009, they will embark on a journey through Central Asia, Western China and Mongolia.  Their aim is to experience the ancient and diverse cultures of the region, and to transmit the stories of these people back to those following via this website.
During the 12-month expedition, they will be covering 12,000 km of desert, mountain passes, and vast steppes, in all seasons.
And their only means of transport will be a four-wheeled, recumbent, sociable tandem, pedal-powered vehicle: the Quike.

http://www.steppebysteppe.com.au/home.html

J-2-G-Eng, Now in Germany

J-2-G-Eng, Now in Germany

http://j-2-g-eng.blogspot.com/