Introduction to Kermanshah Anthropology Museum
Kermanshah Anthropology Museum seek to show us a vivid picture of the people of the past. You will be able to see the indigenous sculptures busy with doing the daily activities such as cooking, farming, and spending time with guests that show their art with the traditional costumes of a special ethnic group. Visiting these museums will give us a better consideration of the lifestyle of ethnic groups in different places.
The Kermanshah Anthropology Museum is located on the south side of the historical Takiyeh Moaven al-Molk in which, you will get acquainted with the customs, rich culture of different ethnicities (Kurdish, Lor, Lak, Turk, Persian) and the unique handicrafts of Kermanshah Province. Of course, the establishment of this museum in the place called Takiyeh Moaven al-Molk, as a magnificent work and monument, has doubled the charm of this museum.
History of Kermanshah Anthropology Museum
Takiyeh Moaven al-Molk is one of the ancient relics of the Qajar period in Kermanshah Anthropology Museum that dating back to over a century in the past, and includes a magnificent history full of ups and downs. This constructure is one of the largest miniature pillars with elaborate architecture and tilework in the world. Takiyeh Moaven al-Molk includes three sections: Hosseinieh, Abbasiyah and Zeinabieh. Although in the early days of the Pahlavi dynasty, there were rumors of ruining this place, in the end, it was decided to turn the Abbasid section of this takiyeh into a school of Islamic sciences, which was used as such for 30 years. Finally, in May 1990, the Anthropological Museum of Kermanshah was established in the large hall of Abbasiyah. Beside this section, you can visit the museum of clothing and jewelry in this place.
Architecture of Anthropological Museum
When you pass the arched entrance of Abbasiyah in Kermanshah Anthropology Museum, you will be surrounded by the delightful and skillful illustrations created by Persian masters. The Abbasiyah structure was built as a large apron with perfectly decorated walls in which the flowers in the courtyard make the space of this building more pleasant.
The 200-meter hall of this section is dedicated to the various booths of Anthropology Museum. In these booths, there are 29 showcases, which include musical instruments, agricultural and livestock, textile, lighting, and transportation tools, local clothes, and other works related to the previous inhabitants of the historical city of Kermanshah. One of the attractions of this museum is its special decoration, which is usually the main purpose for tourists to visit the place. In recent years, there have been plans to expand the museum to add another hall to the museum.