Last week, while surfing Internet, I came across a website which contains great pictures of medieval Central Asia which used to be called Turkestan back in those times. Having seen these pictures, one may fantasize what an interesting people used to live in region and what a land it used to be. At present, one rarely may come across such scenes, except in cases of traveling to old cities and nature sites where people still adhere to old ways of living. The pictures portray different cities and various activities of people.
|Spinning Silk, Samarkand|
|Selling Yurts, Samarkand|
|The Interior of a Kirghiz Yurt, Central Asia|
|A Kirghiz Family|
|Inside a Turkmen Yurt, Central Asia|
|A Baluch Prayer Rug in Use|
As you may have noticed, almost all ethnic groups of region were nomads or used to live a nomadic way of life in one or another way. If you would like to see more pictures, then visit the following website. It contains numerous pictures of not only medieval and contemporary Central Asia but also nice rugs and other artifacts of culture.
P.S. All above presented pictures are properties of Thomas Cole website, and I do not claim or have any property rights on them.