Yurt or Ger with impressed cloth design

 

Yurt or Ger with impressed cloth design

No: 0008

Date: Eastern Zhou, Spring and Autumn or Warring States period (5th or 4th century BCE)
Material: earthenware
Height: 6 inches (15.24 cm)
Width:  6 5/8 inches (16.82 cm)

This model of a yurt or ger shaped dwelling is covered with an impressed crisscross fabric pattern, the doorframe protrudes and the door is open.  A yurt or ger is a portable tent-like dwelling, common among nomads of Central Asia and Mongolia.

Photo 1 Maria Paula Armelin, Photo 2 & 3 by Brita Helgesen

 

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