National Geographic : 1954 Nov
© National Geographic Society 632 Setting Up a Domed Tent, Nomads Start Housekeeping Minutes After a Halt in the Trek The circular yurt answers the Kazakhs' need for a house that packs on horse or camelback and moves with the family. Its light willow frame can be taken apart easily. Walls and roof roll up compactly. Made of felt three-fourths of an inch thick, the tent shuts out the heaviest rain and bitterest gale and insulates against temperatures that may vary 50 degrees in a day. Woven bands lace this structure, which housewives helped to make.