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Pirnia Historic House; Unparalleled and unforgettable sight in Nain

Pirnia Historical House is one of the historical monuments of Iran, which is located 140 km east of Isfahan. This old building was built during the Safavid period and is now used as the Nain Anthropological Museum. Join us to get to know you more about Pirnia Nain’s house plan and its unique sights.

The traditional design and beautiful decorations of the historic Pirnia House or the Nain Anthropological Museum, such as murals and bedding, make this house different from other similar houses and have attracted the attention of many tourists and architecture enthusiasts. This house originally belonged to a person named Qazi Noor al-Hadi and during the Qajar period, the Pirnia family owned this house and Mirza Ahmad Khan Pirnia, the ruler of Nain, lived in it. This house is an example of a traditional house in the desert region, which was registered in September 1977 as one of the national monuments of Iran. After that, the historical house of Pirnia Nain gradually became world famous and today it is known as one of the tourist centers of interest to travelers.

Entrance, corridors, vestibule, multiple rooms, Gholam Gerdesh, Shahneshin porch, garden pit, living room, garden, special room are among the most important parts of Pirnia Nain house plan. The beds of this house, along with its paintings and architectural decorations such as carvings, Yazidi layouts and formalities, have created a unique and wonderful combination. The beds are made in a number of frames and depict the stories of the book Haft Peykar Nezami. Images of hunting scenes are also on display. In different parts of the house, pictures of plants, flowers, chickens, dragons and animals and various shapes have been painted. Another interesting part of the architecture of this house is the garden pits in the yard. These garden pits have been used as summer residences and have been dug to access aqueduct water.

Pirnia House was purchased by the Museum of Culture and Art in 1349 and after renovation and reconstruction, in 1373, it became the Desert Anthropology Museum of Nain city. The museum has 10 spaces for displaying objects and currently more than a thousand historical and old objects are kept in this place. Among these objects, we can mention military tools and equipment, clothing, handicrafts, and by watching them, people can get acquainted with the customs, life and culture of the desert people of this region. At the entrance of the house, samples of vegetation and medicinal plants are placed and the entrance porch is a place to sell tickets.

A variety of lighting fixtures, bowls and glazed tiles have been placed in the large entrance corridor, and a variety of drinking utensils can be tasted at the entrance porch of the museum courtyard. One hall is for weapons and ammunition, and the other holds metal utensils. There is also a Qajar men’s and women’s clothing salon in this museum. The entrance corridor is related to kilim weaving and weaving tools, and in this section, a wax sculpture is placed behind the weaving machine, and the machine also shows the texture of the robe in a practical way.

There are four wax statues in the chair room, including a man, two women and a child, dressed in Qajar clothing. In addition to the Anthropology Museum, there are other programs at the Pirnia House, including handicraft shops and poetry programs.

Address: Nain, the old texture of Nain, in front of the Grand Mosque

Visiting hours: Every day from 9 am to 7 pm

Entrance fee: 15000 Rials

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