Related to Qaenat city (located in South Khorasan province)
Also known as: Jame Mosque of Ghayen, Masjed Jame Ghaen (Farsi)
This mosque was constructed in the year 796 AH and was repaired in the year 1086 AH by Safkosh during the period of Shah Soleiman Safavid. The structure is made of stone and brick and the mosque consists of a courtyard, four porticos and two places for nocturnal prayers (Shabestan).
Besides which is the vaulted, arched ceiling worked in colored plaster, porches and written verses which date back to 1263 AH as shown in the inscriptions. The masonry of this structure was accomplished by Karbalaie Isaq Qaeni.
The wooden pulpit of this mosque was made by a fine craftsman Ostad Mohammad Moqeem , and is considered to be one of the many samples of magnificent craftsmanship.
Qaenat (Qahestan region) or Koohestan (mountainside) is surrounded by the desert from the south of Nayshabur right till Sistan. It has a semi-arid and temperate climate. Marco Polo in his records has named this city as ‘Tonokayn’- the combined version of the two large cities ...
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