I've just unwrapped a parting gift from artists friends in Kazakhstan -- the tuskiiz below.
A tuskiiz can be a carpet or a wall-hanging, but this piece, with ties and all, is meant for the inside of a yurt, and most probably was used as a fabric "headboard." My friends told me that they bought it near the Chinese border, meaning the motifs are not necessarily those of central Kazakhstan.
I'm not sure what to do with it -- perhaps edge it off somehow for a quilt. The back shows machine embroidery, and the top back is pieced with "it won't show on this side" other fabrics, including a strip of burlap, that don't match at all!
And if I want to remind myself "all about yurts," all I have to do is open this lovely gift book
... but for photos of other yurts (in Kyrgyzstan) check out the postings from a fellow blogger!