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Ger Furniture

The furniture in a ger is made to be not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Many a ger will contain furniture painted bright shades of orange, blue, pink and white and will usually stand out inside the ger. The space inside a ger is usually quite limited, and this lack of space limits the size of most of the furniture.Most visitors [...]

Yurt-Ger Structure

The oldest complete yurt yet discovered was found in a 13th century grave in the Khentei Mountains. The majority of Mongolian people are still living in yurts. Piano Carpini, an Italian missioner wrote 7 centuries ago that “The Mongols build giant tents; once a red tent accommodated 2000 people”. The Mongolian yurt consists of two main parts: [...]

Assembling Ger-Yurt

It is important to select a good site that has good, dry soil. The surface of the ground must be even. Before the floor is laid the soil must be shoveled in order to loosen and even it out. Mongolians always put up their yurts with the door facing south. By doing this they can use the roof ring, along with the sun to effectively tell [...]

Ger – Traditional Mongolian accomodation

Ger – Traditional Mongolian accomodation

A round wooden-framed felt tent covered in durable while canvas seems to be the most simple description of this portable home, familiar to many from Russian word yurt. The modern shape of the Mongolian ger has been formed as the result of a long development from huts, marquees and wheeled abodes. The Mongolian ger has a 2500-3000 year history. [...]

Mongolian Cashmere

Mongolian Cashmere

Nomadic herdsmen still form the majority of the population in Mongolia, and their way of life has changed little in centuries. Harvesting cashmere and other rare fibers from their herds is the main source of cash income for rural Mongolian people. Cashmere, the downy undercoat of goats, derives its name from the Kashmiri region of India, high in [...]