Mongolian yurts can be placed into two categories with regard to the extent of decorations on wooden frames:
Painted yurts: The rafters, crown, door, and central columns (pillars) of this yurt are painted with traditional decorative patterns. Painted yurts come in a various color and embellishments. Painted yurts are our main product. Please check our catalogue and “Yurts We Produce” photo album for different color and design options. Painted yurts can be produced in all sizes described in our “Yurt Size” page.
Carved yurts: The rafters, crown, door, and central columns (pillars) of this yurt are carved with traditional decorative patterns. As the carving involves more labour, skills and experience from carpenters, carved yurts are 2-5 times expensive than painted yurts. In Mongolia, carved yurts are used mainly for ceremonial events. Unlike the machine-carved yurts supplied by other producers, our carved yurts are hand produced by some of the most skilled of Mongolian carpenters working in an ancient tradition. Carved yurts can be produced in sizes of five, six, eight, ten and twelve wall panels. We produce the carved yurts only on special orders. Please contact us with your intended use and preferred size for quotes on carved yurts. Please check our “Carved Yurts” album for pictures of the carved yurts.