Wool has many properties that make it perfect fas a shelter covering. A great insulator against both heat and cold, wool is naturally flame resistant (when on fire, it smolders without giving off heat). When tightly crimped, as it is in felt, the materials absorbs odors and noise. The felting process not only makes wool warmer, it also makes it less permeable and more water resistant.
The seven felts of a typical (4 wall) yurt requires from sixty to as many as one hundred and ninety wool fleeces, depending on the size of the yurt, the desired thickness of the felt, and the type of wool being used.
Feltingmaking is an all-day process that begins with a toast of fermented mares' milk and ends with a feast of roast lamb. The opening ceremony and post-felting party are considered essential elements of the process.
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