By Sofia Koutlaki
Offers an within examine the hidden principles that exist between Iranians, from well mannered habit and the underlying suggestion of face to gender roles to the picture that Iranians are looking to undertaking to the world.
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Older houses often have an ornamental pool. In traditional houses rooms were arranged around the central courtyard, much like houses in classical Athens, and the pool was the focal point of the whole house. In the days before piped water, the pool was used to store water for washing. Nowadays, although the pool has lost its practical importance, it still retains a spiritual significance and resonates deeply with the Iranian psyche: it is seen as the expression of a household’s purity of heart and the source of calm reflection.
Bare feet are an indication of intimacy and generally disapproved of in the presence of guests or non-intimate relatives (nâmahrams; see chapter 2). This rule, as many others, is not absolute, but my advice is always to be conservative rather than too forward and unwittingly causing offense. Once inside a household, you can always adjust accordingly. qxd 1/25/10 8:05 AM Page 13 A Guide to Iran’s Culture and Customs impurities, and are therefore ritually clean to be prayed on, slept on, and having a meal spread set on them.
This practice makes excellent housekeeping sense and reduces the need for more intensive cleaning. ) If you visit a house without furniture, try to sit with your legs folded, as far as creaky joints allow. If after a few minutes your legs get stiff, as mine do, you can apologize for having to stretch your legs, which is considered too informal and impolite, especially in the presence of guests or those older than you. If you are female, cover your legs with a shawl or jacket. In most households this problem does not exist anymore because a suite of furniture has become common.
Among the Iranians: A Guide to Iran's Culture and Customs by Sofia Koutlaki