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A korsi in Naeen Anthropology Museum
Persian korsí

A korsi or korsí, or sandali (Persian: کرسی) is a type of low table found in Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan and Afghanistan, with a heater underneath it, and blankets thrown over it. It is a traditional item of furniture in Iranian culture. A family or other gathering sits on the floor around the korsi during the winter. A korsi used to be quite popular for entire families to gather together during yearly Yaldā celebrations.

Korsis are generally heated with electric elements or, traditionally, with a brazier containing hot coals that is placed under the table، some times coal brazier is placed in a hole digged previously before placing kursi ، this hole will be covered with wood timbers in warm seasons . The table is covered with a thick cloth called lahaf korsi (persian: لحاف کرسی) overhanging on all sides to keep its occupants warm. The occupants sit on large cushions around the korsi with the cloth over their laps.

A special woven rug called ru korsi (Persian: روکرسی), is usually placed over any blankets to protect them from food stains. Jajim textiles are sometimes used as the blankets for a korsi.[1]

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  1. ^ "Khalkhal nominated for national city of Jajim weaving". Tehran Times. 2022-04-12. Retrieved 2022-10-06.

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