The Center for the Study
of the Eurasian Nomads
Kazakh Woman in Xingiang, China
Resisting collectivization in the mid-1930s, many Kazakhs pressed into Xingiang Autonomous Region in China where they still maintain their nomadic life style. This woman in the Tien Shan Mountain summer pasture displays a neighbor's felt carpet and other bedding stacked against the walls of the yurt. The blankets are used at night, folded, and placed in stacks during the daytime.