A brief description of an Ulaantaij Mongolian yurt
One of our completed yurts
Ulaantaij - Bringing Mongolia to the World
The Mongolian yurt has two key components. The wooden framework, and it's various
material covers. Below is a brief description of how the various wooden and material layers
work together to make one of our No. 5 yurts.

The Wooden Framework, in brief.
1. The solid wooden outer door and frame. Double inner doors with windows.

2. Expandable, wooden lattice-wall sections called “khana” fit together to form a circular       
wall. The more wall sections a yurt has the larger it's diameter and hence size.

3. The roof poles are called “Uni”, a No.5 yurt has 81 roof poles. Again the larger the yurt the
more roof poles you will have.

4. The central supporting columns are known as “Bagana" A No.5 yurt has two. Larger
sizes have more.

5. The uppermost Hub wheel or Crown is called “toono”.

All of these components fit together to form the wooden framework, on top of which, the
material covers can be added.
Completed framework of one
of our painted yurts
Completed framework of one
of our carved yurts
Completed framework of one
of our painted mini yurts
The first layer is a decorative white cotton cover that is fitted to
the outside of the roof and walls, this provides a backdrop for
the brightly decorated roof poles and lattice wall sections.

Layer 2.
The felt covers, which helps keep you nice and warm

layer 3.
The waterproof layer of canvas, which comes in super heavy
duty 24 ounce variety and is cut to our own design.

Layer 4.
The final outer layers are:
- A one piece sun cover that is hand stitched with traditional
Mongolian designs.
- The "ulkh" which is a rectangular piece of material that
covers the exposed crown wheel.
- The outer skirt.
We think you will find the combination of traditional craftsmanship and the exceptional
purchase a yurt from us, please click
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