Art And Culture

Shaqaqi House

Shaqaqi HouseShaqaqi House

Siavash Shaqaqi, the first Iranian pulmonologist owned a beautiful house that is now registered on the National Heritage List.

Located at No. 27, Qaedi Street, Saadi Avenue in downtown Tehran, the Shaqaqi House is also known as “Emarat-e Koushk.”

As most of the old structures in Tehran, the house belongs to the Qajar era (1786-1925). The 500 sqm house is built in a 1,400sqm courtyard. The prized property was gifted by its inheritors to the Culture and Art Organization, affiliated to Tehran Municipality.

House of Shaqaqi was turned into a museum that contains a large collection of reverse glass paintings. The paintings show various subjects namely human figures, real-life events and situations, birds and flowers, geometrical designs, animals, buildings, urban landscapes and portraits.

Paintings are mostly a blend of miniature, coffeehouse paintings and Qajar-style illustrations.


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