Indian Tipi/Modern Tipi Design

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Modern tipis provide a tent structure essentially cone-shaped, including a flue opening in one side adjacent the peak. Two flexible smoke flaps are aligned vertically along the lateral edges of the flue opening. Two truss poles extend from the ground on opposite sides of the tent to a location above the peak, and the peak of the tent is slung from the point where the truss poles meet. Two flap poles extend upwardly from the ground on the side opposite the flue opening, each flap pole crossing one of the truss poles externally and being attached to one of the smoke flaps, in order to maintain the flaps taut in a desired orientation.