The Material for a Yurt
The structure of a yurt consists of a number of wooden parts (numbers
for a standard sized yurt):
- 5 latice wall segments (khana)
- A door (khaalga) in a frame
- 88 roof poles (uni).
- A crown (toono) as hub for the roof poles.
- Two columns (bagana) to support the crown.
- For a stationary yurt a wooden floor (shal) of 9 elements.
The hull and interior lining consists of several textile parts.
- Curtains (khöshig) from colored cotton, 3 parts.
- Roof lining (dotuur burees) from white cotton.
- Layer of wool felt (esgii), in three sections on the
roof and four sections around the walls.
- Waterproof canvas or synthetic cover (brezent),
in two sections.
- Exterior cover (gaduur burees) from white cotton,
with blue patterns applied around crown and door.
- Cover for the crown (örkh) with four ropes,
waterproof with felt insulation in winter.
- Straps, ropes (goshlon) and strings (ujas),
to connect the various elements.