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|Location||Mongolia, Central Asia|
|Date||up to present timeline|
|Building Type||nomadic house|
|Construction System||light wood frame, textile and leather sheathing|
|Climate||cold, dry steppe|
|Context||rural, high plains|
|Notes||Also known as a "ger". Round collapsible wood lath frame, covered by fabric.|
"Even today, nearly sixty years after the Mongolian revolution of 1921, most of the Buryat population cling to the ger as a way of life. The tent itself has changed little externally since those first descriptions. This is perhaps because the domed tent is ideally adapted to steppe nomadism and can be set up or struck by a small team in thirty minutes. The ger is constructed with several expanded lattices forming a circular wall which meets a post-and-lintel doorway. Willow rods, connected to a heavy wooden hoop which forms the apex of the roof, are tied to the framework. As many large pieces of felt as needed to keep out the cold are wrapped around the walls and over the roof and fastened with horsehair rope."
Colin Duly. The Houses of Mankind. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979. p86-87.
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