I'm in my first hotel in Mongolia, at the border town with China called "Zamyn-Uud".
The hotel actually has a cheap dormitory room with four beds and only me staying.
Each bed has a kind of "insulation pad" on top of the mattress and a simple blanket/bedspread. But I was also given two sheets when I checked in. In a cupboard there were a couple of thicker blankets but not enough for all the beds in the room.
Both sheets are identical, two layers with an opening down one long edge and the other three edges joined or sewn. So they are like envelopes or bags.
I'm wondering if these special sheets are supposed to be used in some special way. Like are they actually "covers" into which you're supposed to insert or envelop one of the blankets? Maybe with the idea that sheets are easier to launder than blankets.
But if so why two sheets and why not enough blankets in the cupboard? The bedspread blanket on the bed has "edges" that wouldn't really fit in the bag sheets so it couldn't be for them.
I have seen similar but different blanket covers in one country, possibly in Georgia but I can't recall for sure.
Might this be something that both countries inherited from their ties with the Soviet Union and/or Russia? Is there a correct way to use them?