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Tatar peasant homes in Derekoy
12020-03-19T23:22:14-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f595Tatar peasant homes were often built into the sides of hills. Here a man and a small boy stand on a terrace looking into the distance. Demidov trains his Orientalizing gaze on the interior and exterior of the "typical" Tatar home, describing the scent of aromatic herbs, the comforts of the divan, and the significance of the terrace, where the family would spend countless hours grinding flour, drying everything from fruit to laundry, and passing news through the open air. "The terrace is, in a word, the observatory - the watch tower of the family." From here one listens to the call of the ombashchi. This elevated ground is the Tatar's public - and at times even a political - space. (42)plain2020-12-18T15:47:52-05:0008-31-183744.511221, 34.164358Demidov_pl54md_Tatar peasant house.jpgKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5View of Crimean Tatar peasants's homes, which were often built into the sides of hills. A man and a small boy stand on a terrace looking into the distance. Demidov notes that the terrace is the most important part of the house because it serves many functions: it serves as a space where the family can make grain products, dried fruit goods, and clothing. It also serves as an observatory from which members of the family can look out on the town and surrounding area. Finally, it is the place from which the family can hear orders from local authorities.
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