Thursday, October 11, 2007

Did You Know? Quick Yurt Trivia...

The entrance of Mongolian Yurt always faces south.

The north is the most auspicious part of the yurt, where the valuables and the shrine are kept.

When mongolian women enter the yurt they head to the Eastern side and men head west.

Whenever moving inside the ger (yurt), one must always move in a sunwise direction. This same movement is also required in shamanic dances, worship, and ritual.

Traditionally, during the building of the Yurt, women are not allowed to touch the center ring (also called the Tono)

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