Jam’e Mosque of Abyaneh

Vahid Pourtajrishi  6/27/2014

About Abyaneh:

Abyaneh is a beautiful historic village at the foot of Karkass Mountain 70 km to the southeast of Kashan and 40 km to Natanz. This is a village of living traditions, architectural styles (all in red clay), and probably the most interesting example of human adaptation to nature, wherein one can transcend the boundaries of time and space and experience the ancient civilization and culture of Iran.

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. The Abyaneh woman is inseparably attached to her wedding gown inherited from her mother, and is expected to pass it on to her daughter. It bears such an intrinsic value of her that she wouldn't sell it at any price.


Jam’e Mosque of Abyaneh:

This mosque is located in Abyaneh Village and north-west of karkas Mountain and 28 km far from Natanz City. It is the oldest building of Abyaneh and is repaired many times. The mehrab is made of carved walnut wood and its inscription introduces the name of founder who was Molana Ezzol Din son of Molana Baha-al-din Mohammad and the date of constructing which is 776 Hijri. the ceiling of the mosque also is covered by carved wood which are designed with geometrical figures. The wooden pulpit of the mosque is the oldest part of the building which is produced in 466 Hijri. The last repairs of the building had been done in 1311 Hijri by Ustad Safar Ali bidgoli.