Ger Assembly

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The ger is a living structure that is used widely throughout Mongolia in both the metropolitan centers as well as outside, but especially in the vast rural regions outside of the urban environment. The ger has been used by Mongolians for hundreds of years and has its roots in the nomadic culture that existed even before the time of Chinggis Khan during the early 1200s C.E. The use of the ger has prevailed in large part due to the high versatility and transportability that it provides in the various physical environments that the country supports. The structure itself is generally seven-ten meters in diameter and is supported by a wooden door frame, five wooden lattices, an average of seventy-five wooden roof poles, two center poles (uni) and a crown or center compression ring (to sit atop the structure holding the roof poles in place known as toono).