National Geographic : 1921 May
550 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Adam Warwick A MONGOL GUEST TENT WITH WOODEN DOORWAY AND A MONGOL FAMILY GROUP Photograph from Horace Brodzky THE INTERIOR OF A YURT, OR MONGOLIAN TENT-HOUSE Note the god, an American lamp, and the glass-fronted cupboard with small cups, which contain flour, cakes, tobacco, and rice-offerings to the god. A yurt is never placed where the shadow of a tree can fall upon it, for this brings bad luck. It is made of trellis and covered with felt. The fire is laid in the middle of the one room, and the smoke allowed to find its way out through a hole in the roof. When it rains, this hole is covered up, with consequences easy to imagine.