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Two Door Caravanserai

Mehdi Ghanavati | Iran

Carpet weavers are working on the first floor of the caravanserai. They are all from Yazd, and they have rented bigger rooms.

Two Door Caravanserai, located in the centre of the town of Yazd, was designated a national heritage by Cultural Heritage Organisation in 2002. The function of the two-storey caravanserai has changed in the recent years and its owner has let all its rooms.

On the first floor, some carpet weavers are working. They are all from Yazd. The seasonal workers who have immigrated from Zabol to Yazd for a better income live on the second floor. They go to work on most days and work for 8 to 12 hours a day. They stay in the caravanserai at nights. They have rented the upstairs small rooms in groups of 6 to 10. They pay 2000 tomans a night. On the order of the owner, good drinking water is provided for the workers for 2 hours in a day, every room can turn on only one light, and using television and refrigerator is forbidden.

 

 

Two Door Caravanserai, located in the centre of the town of Yazd, was designated a national heritage by Cultural Heritage Organisation in 2002. The function of the two-storey caravanserai has changed in the recent years and its owner has let all its rooms.

On the first floor, some carpet weavers are working. They are all from Yazd. The seasonal workers who have immigrated from Zabol to Yazd for a better income live on the second floor. They go to work on most days and work for 8 to 12 hours a day. They stay in the caravanserai at nights. They have rented the upstairs small rooms in groups of 6 to 10. They pay 2000 tomans a night. On the order of the owner, good drinking water is provided for the workers for 2 hours in a day, every room can turn on only one light, and using television and refrigerator is forbidden.

After their daily work, Zaboli workers get to cleaning and cooking, and in the evening, they play games in the small rooms together. In some seasons, their number increases to 70. Some of them have higher education.

Zabol is located in the northeast of Sistan and Baluchistan Province which is one of the deprived provinces in the country.

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