Posted by Patrick Weiler on April 27, 1999 at 08:54:13:
In Reply to: Re: Dead men tell no tales? posted by Erol Abit on April 26, 1999 at 17:57:58:
: Michael said about animals. But which animals? To my knowledge, as one goes in the direction of south from middle asia he/she will have to carry their objects by "camels" instead of "horses" as in middle asia. And a camel has larger body than horses. This could be another reason for larger bags in the south than that in the north, middle asia?
Photo's show many of the large bags being carried by donkey, in addition to camel.
Regarding the use of wood, many of the frame lattices for the Turkmen tents were made in urban areas for sale to non-sedentary Turkmen, since the manufacture was a specialty.
There was also commonly used in Turkmen tents a large wooden chest/table, kept on the women's side, and transported with them on migration.
I will look up the reference and post it.
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