Inside a Turkmen Yurt, Central Asia

A revealing photo, taken circa 1900 in Central Asia. We see a Tekke Turkmen family seated in their yurt, posing for the photographer. Behind are some classic weavings, all contemporary with the period. The applique textiles are quite nice as well. The other wordly, ethereal quality of the images is accentuated by the glare of sunlight shining through the opening at the top of the yurt.