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Anthropology House of Kish Natives

Kish Native Anthropology House

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Kish natives’ house is one of the historical sights of Kish island, which undoubtedly acts as a time machine for tourists who are interested in history and culture, to travel to the past and the depths of the history of the native people of Kish! This historical house, whose other name is the Anthropological House of Kish Natives, is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Kish, called Sefin. If you are interested in historical attractions, getting to know the culture and customs, and lifestyle of the local people of Kish, we suggest that you do not miss visiting this historical house of Kish, a favorite of the best Iran tours packages.

The home of Kish natives consists of different parts such as a courtyard, a summer guest room for men
a winter guest room, an inner courtyard, a summer room ( for guests), a kitchen, a master bedroom, a guest room for women, a Hijla, a date warehouse, a storage room for fishing and boating tools, and Maktab Khane school room, a vegetable and fruit garden. Continue reading if the names of these house parts seem strange to you and you are curious to know more about them.

Anthropology House of Kish Natives

What are the working hours of Kish Native Anthropology House?

The working hours of the Kish Native’s House are from 16:00 to 21:00.

What is the address of Kish Native Anthropology House?

The address of the Kish natives’ house is an old ship, 200 meters from the fish market towards the Greek ship and in front of the fishing port.

The background and history of Kish Native Anthropology House

The history of Kish natives’ houses, much like the Jeni Castle in Kish, goes back almost 200 years ago. This historical attraction is located in the old ship neighborhood, which is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kish. Kish Native Anthropology House is another name for this Kish historical landmark, which is also known as a museum.

In fact, this historical house belonged to one of the famous merchants of Kish, “Haj Abdullah bin Shahin” and was handed down to him from generation to generation by his ancestors. The late Haj Abdullah bin Shahin was one of the native merchants of Kish and the owner of the largest sailing barge in Kish at that time.

He was very skilled in making barges, and his main profession was carpentry and carpentry for making barges; at the same time, he also traded pearls. The Anthropology House of Kish Natives was turned into one of the historical attractions of Kish by the tourism organization, and the purpose of this work is to show the lifestyle of the natives of Kish in the past and to familiarize tourists with the culture and history of the natives of this region.

Different parts and sections of Kish Native Anthropology House

In total, the infrastructure of Kish Native House has an area of 1200 square meters. This house consists of 15 rooms, several warehouses, a water-well, a family yard, and an assembly yard for guests, especially non-mahram men. The architectural style of this house is specific to the native people of Kish.

In fact, this museum is a clear symbol of the hospitality of the people of Kish and it depicts the culture and customs of the local people of that period well. Some rooms in this house are summer and some are winter. This house has a kitchen, a school, a date and fodder storehouse, a stable, a large and beautiful balcony, a garden, an entrance for family members, and an entrance for strangers.

The Chandol or Date Warehouse Room

Chandol is one of the parts of Kish native house, which in the native language of Kish people means date store. Local people of Kish have been using chandol to make date juice for more than 600 years. Juicing dates is one of the professions unique to Kish Island and is done through natural processes.

Since date juice is one of the souvenirs of Kish, you can buy this delicious and hearty food on your Kish tour and take it home with you.

Palm sap

Mozayaf Summer Room; a Cool Breeze in the Middle of Summer Heat

The summer room or Mozayaf was usually used in the summer season; Because its architectural style is in such a way that it not only prevented the absorption of heat into the room but because of its wind deflectors and windows, the air flowed well and made the interior cooler as much as possible.

The mosque is built on a platform with a height of 1.5 meters and is located with its back to the sun. It is also surrounded by wind deflectors and windows to direct the wind into the room. Of course, it should be noted that this room does not remain unused in the winter season, and by covering the windows and windbreaks of the room with flowers and wood, they prevented the cold air from entering inside.

Also, in addition to the Mozayaf or summer room, the Kish natives’ house also has a winter room. The winter room is located in the courtyard and its architectural style is built directly in front of the direction of the sunlight in order to absorb the heat of the sunlight in the winter season and transfer it into the room.

This room is made without windows and windproof to prevent the cold from entering the room and also has a bathroom. In the winter room, you can see tools from 80 years ago that was used by the residents of the house.

Native House Kitchen; The Origin of Kish Local Cuisine

The kitchen, which means kitchen in Arabic, is built in the Kish natives’ house in the yard and in the form of a Chinese wall, with vents to let out the smoke of the cooking oven. The people of Kish used the kitchen to bake local bread, and various local dishes of Kish, and to grind wheat and barley.

In the kitchen of this house, you can see old cooking tools and some food left over from that period. In the past, Kish kitchens were usually built without a door and in a corner of the yard with occasional flower walls or woven palm leaves and roofs of the same type.

The kitchen of the anthropological house of Kish natives

Beit al-Oud or the Master Bedroom

Beit al-Oud was the owner’s bedroom in the home of the natives of Kish Island. It is interesting to know that the items inside this room are kept as before and are visited by everyone. Also, this room and other rooms of the house all have bathrooms, and this shows the importance of hygiene and cleanliness for the residents of the house in that period.

Also, a double bed with an age of more than 80 years, an old radio and television with an age of about 40 years, and some decorative dishes can be seen on the window of Beit al-Oud. Another interesting point in the decoration of this room is the mirrors used on the walls.

Bait al-Qahwah or the Woman’s Guest Room

Bait al-Qahweh is actually reserved for the guests of Kish natives’ house, and the reason for its name is because there is a special place for making coffee and tea for the guests in this room.

Bait al-Afrukh or the School Room

Bait al-Afrukh or school was a place for studying science and teaching and finishing the Quran in the past and up to 40 years ago, and for this reason, this house has a particular value and importance among the native people of Kish. Women used to go to Bait al-Afrukh to study Quran and 6 to 9-year-old boys to learn moral principles and Quran.

the carpet

Al-Farsha or Hajleh is used as a type of honeymoon suite for newlyweds and grooms and displays the marriage customs of the natives of the island. In the past, it was customary to leave the decorations of the al-Farsha room untouched for a month.

al-Farsha room

Bokhar; Fishing Equipment Room

Bokhar is used in the house of Kish natives as a storehouse to store fishing tools. As we said at the beginning of the article, Haj Abdullah bin Shahin was a pearl merchant and the owner of the largest sailing barge on the island. Like the underground city of Kariz Kish, this house has a remarkable history and architecture.

For this reason, he reserved the steam room to store his special work equipment. In general, the rooms called Bohar were used as storage rooms. For example, there is another room in this house called “Bukhar”, which is used as a storehouse for the residents’ food, such as rice, flour, wheat, or pots containing salted fish.

Elhosh Bakhor Barn

Bohar Elhosh is another storehouse of the natives of Kish, which was used as a fodder storehouse for cattle and sheep. The natives of Kish used animals to prepare all kinds of dairy products, to supply meat, and also to sacrifice them.

Sim or the Summer Bed

Sim is the unique summer beds of the native people of Kish, who used these beds to sleep during the summer nights due to the heat of the air. Sim or summer bed was made by weaving Chandol wood and palm tree bark.

Summer bed of Kish native house

Zaribeh or The Vegetable and Fruit Garden

Zaribah is a garden that can be seen in the yard of the anthropology house of Kish natives. The residents of this house had planted all kinds of summer plants and vegetables, watermelons, melons, palm trees, fig-trees, etc., and used a nearby well to irrigate it.

Current Activities and Special Services of the Native House

The current activities and special services of this house, considered one of the sights of Kish, are carried out in line with the introduction of the culture and customs of the people of Kish in the past. In this house, you can see the old tools and equipment used by the native people of Kish and also learn about their way of life and work.

In addition, you can take a photo anywhere in the house wearing local clothes and take it home with you as a souvenir of the Kish tour. When visiting the Kish Native Anthropology House, you can watch documentary films about wedding ceremonies, lifestyle, and pearl and fish fishing to get to know the customs and culture of this region.

When visiting these historical monuments of Kish, tourists are treated to the local dates, local sweets, Arabic coffee, and local delicacies of Kish. Also, as Kish souvenirs, you can buy various handicrafts and Kish souvenirs from the stand there. One of the interesting entertainments for tourists in the home of Kish natives is the attractive henna patterns that are placed for tourists by the local women of Kish.

One of the entertainments of Kish that you can experience while visiting the home of Kish natives is wearing local clothes and taking photos in this historical attraction. Also, you can try the beautiful henna designs drawn on your hands by local women of southern Iran or buy Kish handicrafts and traditional foods for your loved ones as Kish souvenirs.

In general, the attractions here are not as exciting as the Kish amusement park, but it has their own special feeling.

Address and Access Route to the Native House

The address of Bumiyan House of Kish is located in the old Sefin historical neighborhood of Kish. Also, the entrance fee of Kish Native Anthropology House is 25 thousand tomans

If you want to go to this spectacular house in Kish, you can take a taxi to the old Sefin neighborhood. Since Kish Island does not have a large area, it is easy to access the sights of Kish. Also, it is very common to rent a car for transportation in Kish, and some tourists rent a car for fun in Kish. Of course, this method of travel is not affordable for economic travelers; For this reason, the best way to save on travel expenses is to buy a Kish tour.

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