MOTHER AND SON TUVA FAMILY- ON THE ROAD TOWARDS ULGI TOWN WESTERN MONGOLIA. PHOTO: GREGORY FOURNIER, 2010 – TAASA Review March 2011
own where all rapport and interactions are codified due to the restricted amount of space. The nomads maintain the bright whiteness of their ger with immense pride, and they usually bleach the cotton fabric to accentuate the roundness of their home, just as the world appears to them.
The threshold faces south and a visitor must never step on it, as it would be like "walking on the landlord’s neck".
According to the Yassa, a secret written code of law created by Genghis Khan, this action was punishable by death. Visitors put their right foot first inside the ger and enter by the left...