Chums at sunset

The Yaptiks live in a community of ten families during the summer. The chum is a simple tent with a wooden pole structure covered traditionally in reindeer hide with one door and ventilation acting as a chimney. There are two types of chum, lighter and without floor for summer months compared to the more permanent winter version that has a skin base and is wrapped in thick fur to protect the Nenets from winter temperatures reaching down to -50 degrees Celsius.

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The Yaptiks live in a community of ten families during the summer. The chum is a simple tent with a wooden pole structure covered traditionally in reindeer hide with one door and ventilation acting as a chimney.  There are two types of chum, lighter and without floor for summer months compared to the more permanent winter version that has a skin base and is wrapped in thick fur to protect the Nenets from winter temperatures reaching down to -50 degrees Celsius.
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