Photos by Yaser Khadishi, ISNA
Payvand.com - Darvish Khan's Stone Garden is located about 45 kilometers from the city of Sirjan in Iran's Kerman province. The garden was created almost 4 decades ago by the late Darvish Khan Esfandiarpoor, a deaf and dumb gardener, upon losing his treasured garden. Darvish Khan lived in the garden, with his only son and 7 grandchildren, till his death.
Kerman is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south-east of the country. Its center is Kerman. The province of Kerman is the second largest province in Iran, 180,836 km sqr with a population of about 2 million.
|A note on Darvish Khan and his garden
By Atousa Taghavi, April 2007
month when I visited Darvish khan and his stone garden in a village
called Balvard, I was very excited to see him who was an old
deaf-and-dumb shepherd and also his abstract artworks which were a sign
of his great imagination. His eagerness to show his works and
explain about them-although to establish communication with him
was not easy- could interest any visitor.
The trunks and branches of dry trees were the basis of his stone garden
and on these trees; he used to connect different shapes of stones to any
other objects or even dead animals he might find where he was living. He
had a description for each of those decorated trees and by nodding
-specially to the sky and then to
his artworks- he was trying to share his thoughts and imaginations.
See Atousa Taghavi's photos of Darvish Khan's Rock Garden on trekearth.com
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