|Volcanic ash, revolution and yurt rafters|
Every body has their tales about the ash cloud, but mine has an additional twist of international politics. It is the story of these beautiful rafters for the Trossachs yurts made by Nurlan in Kyzyl Tuu in Kyrgyzstan heading for West Moss-side.
The three Trossachs yurts which are to come to West Moss-side are to be a fusion of the skills of Paul Millard of Red Kite Yurts whose workshop is about 1 mile away from here as the red kite flies! and the traditional craftsmanship of Nurlan in a village called Kyzyl Tuu in the south of Kyrgyzstan 6,004 miles away by road. The reason for choosing to import the rafters is because the material is just the very best and Nurlan’s skill in producing high quality consistent steam-bent rafters is second to none. We think that it is important to value the traditional craftsmen and to celebrate their work too. But we had not reckoned on the series of natural and political circumstances to befall them!
That is why it had been decided to send the rafters by air from Bishkek (capital of