Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Kaykhusraw Kadkhuda's house

Kaykhusraw Kadkhuda's house

One of the old houses of the Zoroastrian neighborhood in Yazd. According to the inscription on the stone plaque above the entrance: “In August (or September) of 2011, the children of Kaykhusraw Kadkhuda endowed this house in his memory to the Zoroastrian Society of Yazd, so that it can be used for charitable and religious matters.”

The entrance hall leads on one side to a room and on the other to the large main courtyard of the house. As one enters the courtyard, the “piskam mas”(or main open salon), used for ceremonial purposes, is located to the left.

Item Details

  • Date late 19th/early 20th century
  • Notes

    For more information about various sections of the Zoroastrian houses, see: طاهره شیشه بری و سید احمد علی زاده، تجلی باورها در خانه های زرتشتیان یزد، یزد: انتشارات علی زاده، بهار ۱۳۹۲؛ پسکم مس، صص ۵۳ تا۵۹؛ آشپزخانه، صص ۵۹ تا۶۱؛ اطاق پاک و ناپاک، صص۶۲ تا۶۵؛ مخفی گاه، صص۶۵ تا ۶۹.

  • Collections Shahnaz Shahzadi Old Houses
  • Accessed 25 August 2014
  • Last Edited 6 October 2014
  • Record no. 13121A1
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