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Yurt Home

People come into world and accept its different configurations. Our way of life, the imagery of our beliefs and the concretization of our self-preservation instinct are best shown by the way we imagine our homes which stand as silent but eloquent witnesses. The yurt, iconic circular shape home, represents the way people of Central Asia perceive and […]

People come into world and accept its different configurations. Our way of life, the imagery of our beliefs and the concretization of our self-preservation instinct are best shown by the way we imagine our homes which stand as silent but eloquent witnesses.

The yurt, iconic circular shape home, represents the way people of Central Asia perceive and organize the world. A microcosm in itself, reflecting the macrocosm, the yurt home reveals their holistic beliefs and their desire to live in harmony with the basic, unchanging structure of the universe.

The yurt people don’t seem to think on a linear basis, dimension where one thing leads to the next. The circular pattern and the internal organization of the yurt home reflect continuity and recall ancient myths which talk about the eternal unity, where everything is a part of a greater, undivided whole.

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A yurt home from the Kyzyl Kum desert, Uzbekistan

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