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Kashan historical house converted into museum of Persian dolls and toys
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A collection of traditional Iranian dolls
A collection of traditional Iranian dolls
TEHRAN – The historical house of Allameh Jafar Feizi in the central Iranian city of Kashan has been converted into a museum of Persian dolls and toys. 
A collection of 110 dolls and 100 toys has been put on display in the museum, owner and designer of the museum Amir Sohrabi told the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.
“The dolls and toys are selected from different regions of the country including Azarbaijan, Gilan, Kordestan and Sistan-Baluchestan,” he explained.
On choosing Kashan and the historical house, he said, “I am extremely interested in this city and its historical buildings. Last year, I purchased the house of Allameh Feizi, a cleric and poet from the Qajar era, and renovated the building.
“The oldest dolls, selected from the towns of Naiin and Zavareh in Isfahan Province, belong to the Qajar-era and are puppets used in kheimeh shab-bazi, a kind of Persian traditional musical puppet show,” he explained.
Sohrabi who began his research on dolls and toys in 2008, said that his studies on dolls and toys still continues, and he might add more to the collection in the museum.
The license to establish the museum was issued by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization (CHTHO) last week, he added.

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