An old Farsi saying states: Eat once a day. Wash once a month. Travel once a year.

Hammams, communal spaces for washing and social interaction, became less available in Iran a decade before the Iranian revolution This was due to governmental policies working for better health of the Iranian population. The regulation also utilised compulsory vaccination and banned the use of Zoroastrian Tower of Silents, places where people left their dead to get eaten by birds.

Today most Iranian Hammams are repurposed: they have either become tea houses or, like the one shown in this feature, were left to dereliction

Collective Cleaning in Kharanagh, Iran

11. June 2018
An old Farsi saying states: Eat once a day. Wash once a month. Travel once a year.

Hammams, communal spaces for washing and social interaction, became less available in Iran a decade before the Iranian revolution This was due to governmental policies working for better health of the Iranian population. The regulation also utilised compulsory vaccination and banned the use of Zoroastrian Tower of Silents, places where people left their dead to get eaten by birds.

Today most Iranian Hammams are repurposed: they have either become tea houses or, like the one shown in this feature, were left to dereliction

Collective Cleaning in Kharanagh, Iran

11. June 2018

Collective Cleaning in Kharanagh, Iran

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