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    A yurt... a portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia.


    Finos Film - Photo Gallery Ταινίας: 'Λατέρνα, Φτώχεια Και Γαρύφαλλο' (1957)

    Gypsy caravan, Gypsy wagon, Gypsy waggon, Gypsy caravans, Gypsy wagons, Gypsy waggons, vardos: history

    Since the beginning of the 17th century efforts to settle Gypsies have been frequent. Pressures to assimilate, including Forced settlement, intensified at the end of the next century. Such campaigns were undertaken among others in Austria, Russia, and Spain. Special edicts were published which prohibited nomadism and traditional activities, as well as the use of their own language. Children of the roaming Gypsies were taken away and given to peasants for a "proper" upbringing.

    Οι Τσιγγάνοι (Γύφτοι) στην ελληνική βιβλιογραφία [1986]


    The gypsies

    Primitive settlement on the outskirts of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

    In Victorian England, we see the emergence of Gypsy caravans with horse-drawn wagons (vardos), and donkeys or mules in train.  Nomadic Gypsies still lived in tents—even in winter.  The Gypsy folk are noted at this time as tinkers, potters, basket makers, brush makers, and cheapjacks.  It is also in the nineteenth century that they become known as Travelers.It appears that the Gypsy population in Britain was about 13,000 by 1900