Borjigin HouseArt & Culture
Gobisumber /MONTSAME/. Fellow scholar of the ‘Borjigin Heritage Museum’ of Gobisumber aimag explains about the unique feature of Borjigin House, representation of the cultural heritage of the Mongols’ Borjigon clan.
The Borjigin House, more broadly known as Choir-style House, is suited for nomadic lifestyle and easy to move by detaching the walls and being loaded to animal-drawn vehicles and then to be unloaded back and assembled together once at the destination. It is divided into two categories of Borjigin House with single frame and double frame.
It is believed that the origin of Borjigin type houses dates back to around 1778 when the city of Choir was established. Borjigin Houses can be commonly found in some soums of Khentii aimag, Airag and Dalanjargalan soums of Dornogobi aimag and Undurshil soum of Dundgobi aimag, where the Borjigin cultural heritage is still preserved.