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Metal and wooden talismans, horse shoes etc, hang inside the entrance of the "oy" to protect the house and its inhabitants from the evil eye.

421. Nazardan koruyucular

Life inside a "qara-oy".  Yomuts, now inhabiting open plains, used to live a migratory life based on animal husbandry until the beginning of the present century.  They used to live in Central Asian tents called "oy", spending the winter time in Gorgan plain where the climate is mild, and moving to the Balkhan mountains located at the other side of the Atrak River in the Russian territory by the end of the spring. A few Yomuts have still preserved their old tradition and migrate from one area to another on a restricted level. Agri Boqaz.

422. Çadırın içinde yaşam

A cotton field and village houses between Minoodasht and Gonbad-e-Kâvoos.

423.Pamuk tarlaları 

Yomut sheepfold near Altin Tokhmâq

424. Koyun ağılı

The last Turkman saddle maker with on finished saddles.  Tang-e-Turkman village, Jargalân.

425. Türkmen eyeri 

Sesame oil extracting workshop, Garkaz village, JargalAn.

426. Susamyağı esansı çıkarma işlemi

The traditional method of drawing the silk thread off the cocoons, known locally as "kildan". Garkaz village. Jargalân.

427. Kozadan ipek elde etme

Weaving "qermezi" ; the traditional silk cloth used to make traditional clothes of the same name.  Nowadays very few people weave silk.  Yekkc soud village, Jargalân.

428. Dokumacılık

Women from the Yomut tribe making a felt carpet called a "namad".  The task need the cooperation of women from related families.  Namads are made in different sizes with decorative mythological designs.  Felt making is a source of income for the family.

429. Keçe halılar

A sample pattern of felt carpet.

430. Keçe halı


A woman carpet weaver, Garkaz village, Jargalân.

431. Halı dokuma 

Pattern of a turkman bag.

432. Türkmen çuvalı

the bread reflects the setting sun.  A Nokhorli woman baking bread, Karkouli village, Jargalân.

433. Ekmek pişirme 

Tekkc woman carrying home baked bread.  Dashtak village.

434. Ekmek taşıyan kadın

Lightning the fire in the oven, Garkaz village, Jargalân

435. Ateş yakan Türkmen kadını

Nokhorli women reparing the oven.  The oven is constructed in the open ground among the houses and is used by a few related families.  Tootli village, Jargalân.

436. Fırın hazırlama

A Nokhorli woman cleaning her house.  Mazârliq village.

437. Ev temizliği

In their few moments of leisure, they bathe the children with a little hot water.  Garkaz village.

438. Çocukları yıkama

Bathing children with a little hot water in a village house near Tangli.

439. Çocukları yıkama

Nokhor women carpet weavers at the horizontal loom.  Carpet making is one of the major sources of income among the Turkmans.  It is a female task, and a women's skill elevates her status in her family.  Women are regarded as a vital means of earning a family's living.  Marriages are arranged through deals to have access to a woman's labour. Mazârliq village.

440. Dokuma tezgahı