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.

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