Selling Yurts, Samarkand




Another very revealing photo, showing a vendor of yurts situated in Samarkand. Conventional wisdom suggests that the nomad who used yurts must have made them by themselves. But this photograph sugggests otherwise. We see a Kirghiz man wearing a hat, speaking with the owner of the shop, apparently bargaining over the cost of the wheel that would form the topmost section of the yurt.