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In Persia, there are at least two ways to have food. You could be sitting on a chair at a table, or you could be on the floor with your legs crossed under you.

To me it often seems as if the way a household chooses to eat could signify something.

There aren’t that many particularly Persian things in this apartment. Poetry books, yes. Carpets, sure. There is a wall clock with pretty ornaments on it.

persian clock

But besides these details it’s a world where the new season of The Young Pope is being eagerly awaited while the sequel to Call Me By Your Name is being feared.

There are little plastic animals and fridge magnets from destinations inside and outside of Iran.

plastic pets

And then there is the one thing that can never not be in a Persian household, no matter how traditional or how modern it is.

tea kettel

The tea kettle.

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