2. A young woman with her flock in the Pamir Mountains. Poorer families tended the sheep and goats of the richer tribe members.
3.A woman dries “qurut” — cheese curd — in the sun.
4. Men pressing felt, one of the items traded by the Pamir Kyrgyz.
5.Rakhmankul Khan, the leader of the Pamir Kyrgyz, was born in 1913 in the Murghab district of present-day Tajikistan. He fell afoul of authorities in the Soviet Union and was briefly imprisoned and declared an “enemy of the people.” Khan fled to China and later Afghanistan. He was selected by a council of elders to represent the Kyrgyz nomads to authorities in Kabul. Kyrgyzstan is celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth on November 8.
6.Various milk products are stored in a yurt. The Kyrgyz nomads were relatively wealthy compared with many people in Afghanistan; the trade in animal products allowed them to buy luxury items like radios, watches, and sewing machines.