(Wikipedia) - Korsi For the village in Iran, see Korsi, Iran.A Korsi in Naeen Anthropology MuseumPersian Korsí
A Korsi is a type of low table found in Iran, with a heater underneath it, and blankets thrown over it. It is a traditional furniture of Iranian culture. A family or other gathering sits on the floor around the korsi during meals and special events, like no-ruz (Persian/Zoroastrian New Year''s Eve). Korsi used to be quite popular for entire families to gather together during yearly Yaldā celebrations.
Korsi are generally heated with electric elements or traditionally with a brazier with hot coals is placed under the table, and covered with a thick cloth overhanging on all sides to keep its occupants warm. The latters sit on large cushions (futons) around the korsi with the cloth over their laps.
A special woven rug called ru-korsi is usually placed over any blankets to protect them from food stains.
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