Thu. Jun 4th, 2020

Inside views of a Pamiri House

The Pamiri house is a single large room, with compartments and elevated portions used for different purposes and occasions. The exquisitely and colorfully decorated house, with carpeted walls, are a delight for the eyes. Elements of faith have been embedded in the architecture, structure, of the house; the five pillars denote the Panjutan (five members of the prophet’s (PBUH) family. There are many similarities in the houses built in different parts of the Giglit-Baltistan and Chitral regions, and the ones in Badakhshan region of Tajikistan, shown in the photographs below. A very prominent feature of the Pamiri houses is the central roof-opening, used for ventilation and letting the light in.

Photos Courtesy: http://frantsouzov.livejournal.com/130903.html

The entrance/exit
The entrance/exit
The sitting area
The sitting area
Different compartments inside the house
Different compartments inside the house
Different utensils and photographs depicting the region’s history at display
Handicrafts
Handicrafts
A man dressed in the traditional winter Pamiri attire
A man dressed in the traditional winter Pamiri attire
Exterior view of the house that is also being used a museum
Exterior view of the house that is also being used a museum
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