Friday, February 19, 2010
Just bought a ger
It's second hand, made by Jaia of Motueka. I've been looking for an affordable ger (yurt) for many years now and consider these the best available for NZ conditions. Light covering, so it wouldn't stand up to a Mongolian winter, but fine for Aotearoa (although we'll see what its like come July). Very well designed, with khana that slot together without needing a tie, fitted covers, beautiful cedar poles, khana and door, and a very traditional toono (crown) (not sure which specific tribes it is based on).
The whole thing is shaped from the outside like a mongolian ger, but has no crown posts. It's a beautiful structure, and it now means we have somewhere to medititate, do tai chi and for Ngahuia to practise dance. It also means we can accomodate guests.