Ajay Nurza inside Yurt in Gulcha, Kyrgyzstan / by Zachary Krahmer

Ajay Nurza sits in her family’s yurt in a jailoo near Gulcha in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Rural residents will take their livestock to pasture land known as jailoo during the summer months for grazing before the winter comes. The yurt is made of several pieces of wood wrapped in felt and can be packed and moved within a day.

Ajay Nurza sits in her family’s yurt in a jailoo near Gulcha in Southern Kyrgyzstan. Rural residents will take their livestock to pasture land known as jailoo during the summer months for grazing before the winter comes. The yurt is made of several pieces of wood wrapped in felt and can be packed and moved within a day.