Another view of yesterday's Amir Chakhmaq complex, with a tear-shaped wooden structure in the foreground. This is called a nakhl. A nakhl (Farsi for date palm) is used as a symbolic representation of Hussein ibn Ali's coffin. On the tenth day of Muharram, during the Ashura procession, the nakhl is covered in black velvet and carried from one place to another, resembling an Imam's funeral.
The Yazd nakhl is the biggest such structure, and for carrying it several hundred men are needed, as you will see tomorrow.
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