ABYANEH

Abyaneh is a beautiful historic Iranian village 70 km to the southeast of Kashan in Isfahan Province . This is a village of living traditions with a unique architectural styles (all in red clay). The village is compact, with narrow and sloped lanes, and houses located on the slope as if placed on a stairway. Here, the roofs of some houses are used to serve as the courtyard for other houses higher up on the slope.

The language spoken by the literate people of Abyaneh is Parthian Pahlavi. They are deeply committed to honoring their traditions. No matter how well-educated a person from Abyaneh might be, he or she puts on the traditional Abyaneh costume on coming back to the village from anywhere in Iran. The women's traditional costume consisting of a scarf with floral motifs and pleated pants, is particularly attractive.

Abyaneh has been called an entrance to Iranian history. The local clothing, for example, is in a style of great antiquity.



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