Kashani National Museum


The modest Kashani National Museum, which occupies a small pavilion in the grounds of Bagh-e Fin (Fin Garden) showcases some fine examples of Kashani velvet and brocade, and has some ceramics and calligraphy on display. A scale model of the garden helps to show its perfect proportions from an aerial perspective.

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