The Armenian Tonir Oven

The Armenian Tonir Oven – The Main Component of the Peasant Dwelling

For many centuries, the tonir (an Armenian oven) was an integral part of peasant houses. Due to the round shape of the tonir, houses have also been made round. In the roof of such houses was a chimney (“yerdik” in Armenian). This chimney let the smoke out and at the same time let sunlight in. …

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