Another reason is that it is easily shaped, molded, or carved. Thanks to stucco, a wall of crudely fashioned stone blocks or raw brick, gives an impression of great luxury. And with a tradition of stucco technique going back to pre-Islamic Iran, this is an art fully mastered by Kashani craftsmen. The south ensemble of the house includes a large “Talar” which is covered by the large dome features of yazdi-bandi and rasmi-bandi decorations, and alternating light apertures which give it a distinctive appearance, seen on many postcards from Iran. In both the northern and southern sections of the mansion, there are steps that take us to the lower level sardabs. These basements are cooled by wind-catchers, which rise 40 meters from their base and create natural ventilation and chilly temperatures even in summer days.
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