Kerman Alley in Qajar period

The main characteristic of most of the Kerman alleys in the Qajar period was a very low width and high walls of houses and the presence of a awning (a roof between two walls that prevented sunlight, rain and snow), which still example of these alleys can be seen in some of the old neighborhoods of Kerman (such as the Shahr neighborhood and the Zoroastrian neighborhood). There are two reasons behind the narrowing of the streets and the high wall of the Kerman house in the past:

one was the geographical location of the region and the cold and hot weather in winter and summer, as well as strong winds carrying sand’s grains. Another reason for this could be the necessity of the security issue for further protection during the attack, which therefore required the existence of tall walls of houses. The narrow streets, especially in the city of Kerman, have been to such an extent that they are also famous as "reconciliation alleys". That means, if two neighbors or residents of a neighborhoods were fall out with each other for some reason, by facing one another in these alleys, due to the slimness of alleys, they could not pretend not to see each other and go away. Therefore, this mandatory eye to eye visit led to greetings, and eventually resolved the turmoil and led to reconciliation between them.

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