The image of the yurts is very typical here and is a warm place to stay and live with a family. These yurts were a welcome cool retreat from the summer heat and a cool place to sleep at night. The yurts are constructed of a criss-crossed accordion stick wall like a giant playpen. They are covered with layers of canvas on the exterior, a thick layer of horsehair in the middle and a silk layer on the inside against the ornately painted fanned-out sticks giving these structures their shape.
FUN FACT: Li Ming holds her Hello card sideways because the traditional language here is written vertically.
|PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN|
PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN
Some of the yurts on the land of the Li family.
They are comfortable places to rest and stay as one travels in Inner Mongolia.