Thursday, May 26, 2022

Mashahd’s Robat-e Virani Ethnography Museum

The Ethnography Museum of Robat-e Virani is a key attraction near the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.

The museum is established at a caravanserai, which dates back to the Teymouri era, roughly 650 years ago, and was still in use in the Safavid era in the mid-18th century.

The museum is established at a caravanserai, which dates back to the Teymouri era, roughly 650 years ago, and was still in use in the Safavid era in the mid-18th century.

The Robat – another Persian word for caravanserai – is located in Virani village on a route that connects Neishabour, a historical capital of Iran, and Tous, both of them located south of Mashhad.

The Robat, which was registered as a national heritage site in 1998, is a covered structure, without a central court, and consists of nine rooms.

The museum, it hosts, puts on display and introduces a host of jobs, which were historically practiced in what is now the Khorasan Razavi Province, including cutting turquoise, saddle-making, cart-making, broom-weaving, mat weaving, apothecary and herbs, etc.

The jobs are a fraction of the more than 300 professions registered in the area in the past centuries.

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