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Old March 25th, 2018, 04:13 PM   #28
Pierre Galafassi
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 87

Hi guys,

Two more mentions of carpets hanging down the door of the yurt

O’ Donovan again, but this time while he was living with the Teke Turkmen in Merv oasis.
Vol 2. page 347.
«then the carpet which hung curtain wise was trust aside…»
O. Olufsen
The Emir of Bokhara and his country. 1896-1897 and 1898-1899 visits.
page 324
«...even the nomads were fond of carving woodworks in the tent and even now we see a few Kirghiz tribes adorn their felt tents with carved wooden door. The latter are seen with the Turkomans in Merv instead of a carpet hanging down the door, which is the original way of shutting the door and still much in use...»
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