Hi QuillsQuillsnkiko wrote: Interesting the name of the inner fur room in Chukchi tents .I'd seen a video by Dr Spencer Wells on "The Journey of Man" ...where he stayed in a Chukchi dwelling in one of the fur lined rooms with no additional heat other than a candle and his own body heat at 40 below and was perfectly warm thru the night .though he suffered from the cold during the day time .anyway..he did not name the fur lined room just showed video of himslef inside it and said there was no additional heat source..and he was warm enough to sleep.
That picture you posted looks like it was fur on the outside as well as the inside in that picture . The outside tent in his video was a leather tent ..dehaired , reindeer hide .the inner one reindeer hide with the fur left on .
Here is the film of the Chukchi polog you cited.....
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