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Mausoleum of Seyed Rokn od-din

Mausoleum of Seyed Rokn od-din
Entrance of a Cistern
Small workshop of Termeh farbric
This Bagh (mausoleum belongs to the 14th century AD and consists of a portal, a fine cupola covered with enameled tiles, and an inscription in Kuffic calligraphy. Inside the cupola, three are brick decorations, and construction of the mausoleum has been attributed to Amir Rokn od-Din Mohammad Qazi.
Before becoming a mausoleum, it was known as the Masjed-e Mosalla-ye Atiq.
(General textiles, including clothing fabrics, industrial fabrics, thermal fabrics, silk, Termeh a traditional luxury fabric, Carpets, and Ziloo a form of carpet weaved with cotton)
Yazd probably developed its traditional textiles industry due to its proximity to trade routes including the Silk Road leading to and from south east Asia across to Africa, Near East and Europe. Termeh a traditional fabric used in formal dresses and clothing is of intricate designs integrating paisley, floral and natural forms in to multiple layers of silk, cotton and often precious metal threads of gold and silver. Termeh was often used as the material of choice for designing the clothing and uniforms worn by statesmen and nobility, and is now used for formal and traditional functions. A form of Termeh is used as a fabric on furniture. In addition to traditional textiles such as Termeh and Carpets, currently Yazd is the home of Iran's biggest textile factories. There are a number of massive factories producing an array of fabrics for export and use in many other industries. The fabrics from some production lines are destined for export to Italy and Germany

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