Although described not more than an entrance portal
to the bazaar, this early 19th century tiled edifice
was built to serve as grand-stand for the
traditional passion play,TA’ZIEH, recording the
martyrdom of the Shiite third Imam, and also
provided an imposing entrance to one of Yazd bazaar.
This stunning three-story facade of the takieh (a
building used during the rituals to commemorate the
death of Imam Hossein) is one of the most
recognizable and unusual buildings in Iran.
In front of the takieh look out for the huge wooden
palm, nakhl, an important centrepiece for the
observance of the Shiites' passionate Ashura
commemorations in the month of Moharram.