Disused caravanserai, Iran. | Quintin Lake Photography
Disused caravanserai on the road from Yazd to Isfahan. The buildings served as a roadside inn for travellers. They provided security and each merchant stayed in one of the identical bays with the square used for animals. Iran.
Windcatcher(بادگیر ),is a traditional Persian architectural element to create natural ventilation in buildings. Windcatchers come in various designs: uni-directional, bi-directional, and multidirectional. Windcatchers remain present in many countries and can be found in traditional Persian-influenced architecture throughout the Middle East,Yazd,Iran
Fragment of textile with horses | Sasanian | Sasanian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This vertical strip of silk-weave fabric has a repeating pattern of winged horses in pearl roundels. The horses alternate facing left and right, with outstretched wings and knotted tails. Each wears a pearl band with fluttering ribbons around the neck, a ball-and-crescent headdress supported by a shaft, and ankle fillets