Angurestan-e Malek

Angurestan-e Malek

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Malek Vineyard is a grape garden and historical mansion in Isfahan. The history of this garden dates back to Nader Shah Afshar. This garden belonged to Haj Malek, the ancestor of professor Elahi-Qomshei who emigrated from Bahrain to Isfahan during Nader Shah's time.

Haj Malik was a wealthy businessman who first devoted himself and much of his wealth to Iran.

In the time of Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar, this garden was taken over by Isfahan government and in the future the son of this man, Haj Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, who was known as Malik al-Tajar, set up the building and dedicated it to mourning for Imam Hossein. The architect of the building is Master Hossein- Chi and the date of his dedication goes back to 6 AH.

By passing time, various parts of the Malek vineyard (Angourestan) were destroyed and parts of it were destroyed in the 1333 solar year in the renovation of Malek Street. Malek vineyard is now in the hands of the Endowment Organization and is dedicated to holding Quran recitations and mourning for Imam Hossein. According to evidence, this place was also used for the marriage of poor families and according to the will of the landlord it was supposed to have been done after his death, which was stopped after the revolution and this place was given to various mourning.

Architectural features

The complex of indoor courtyards, tablecloths, tomb rooms, and other rooms around the courtyard have plenty of ornamentation, mirrors and tiles. The columns between the aisle and the courtyard are lined with wood, but the base and headstones are decorated with different materials. Located in the southeast corner of the building is a bathroom with a very beautiful dome roof and platforms around it. The north and east sides of the house have beautiful carvings. Special carvings can only be seen in historical residence in Iran. In kianpour boutique hotel in Isfahan you can see these types of decorations.

This house accommodation in Iran is located in 4.5 km distance form Malek vineyard. Gusts at this historical house in Isfahan can take a walk, rent bike, call for a cab or use different types of public transportation in order to get there.

Outdoor yard

House-style Qajar houses have two inner and outer courtyards. The courtyard is a part of the courtyard where men sat during the ceremonies.

The inner courtyard

It was part of a courtyard with a beautiful pool and garden that helped to provide fresh air. The trees in these gardens were usually broad-leafed, such as plantain and mulberry, to use their shade in the summer and to have more sunshine during winter. The courtyard was later refurbished by Malek-Altojar and the yard and garden were removed so that it could be used for women to sit comfortably during the ceremonies.

The upper room is known as Mahtabi in architect. The roof of this place is wooden and has decorations called the labe-koobi. Most wealthy people would have their homes roofed in this way while they could easily plaster it. Around this place there are poems written by Mohtasham Kashani. The east and west courtyards have three door rooms. The headstones of this section are very beautiful. They are made of Mogharnas and represent thirty-three bridges and their blue-green color is a symbol of the Zayandehrood River. The lights that hang in front of each door are known as ‘lantern’.

Shahneshin (Tomb Room)

This five-door room is built on the north side of the inner courtyard. These rooms were built on the north of the house so that these rooms can have more of sunlight. This room was mostly used in winter. The property had many guests from different cities. In the old days, the rich used to be buried in Najaf and Karbala. But Malek al-Tojar ordered that he be buried at this house. Malek al-Tojar's wife is buried next to him too. Room decorations include plastering, mirror painting, plaster painting and more.

Miss Zahra’s Room

The girl's room was a commercial property. He married his cousin. After the divorce, she lived in that room for many years, then she went to Qom for the rest of her life, serving in the holy shrine of Masoumeh.

Roof top

The roof of the courtyard and the space on the other three fronts were used to perform in different ceremonies.


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