'Akoe or Extra Tent', Turkestan, 1874.

'Akoe or Extra Tent', Turkestan, 1874.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Plate taken from the Illustrated London News, 21 November 1874. Part of a series entitled 'Sketches in Eastern Turkestan', it shows three men sitting on the ground outside a traditional round tent or yurt. Eastern Turkestan today is part of Xinjiang province in the far west of China. The indigenous people, known as the Uighur, are predominantly Muslims.

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