The livelihood of the Luri tribe traditionally depends on pastoralism, herding goats and sheep. People who move between summer and winter pastures with their animals are called transhumance pastoralists. They live in black tents woven of goat hair. The winter pastures were at lower and more southern latitudes, while summer pastures were at higher, cooler latitudes. The cash crop was butter produced from the milk, which was sold in nearby trade cities. Cash was needed for rice, sugar, tea, clothes, and occasional tools. It was also needed for ceremonies, such as weddings.