A good carpet felt of Hamadan manufacture is an inch thick, but some made at Yezd reach two inches.
Those of Yezd have, according to Khanikoff, Aryan characteristics.
In the year 1843 there were about 1000 Guebre families in Yezd, and a hundred in Kerman.
Yezd, who succeeded his father, was a very licentious and irreligious man.
In Yezd, as in other Persian cities, there are many quacks, who not unnaturally resent the presence of a European doctor.
I said, ‘No, but the preaching, if there is any;’ he said there were no preachers except at Yezd.
When we left Kerman in 1902 we drove to Yezd in a carriage kindly lent to us by one of the Kerman native gentlemen.
The chief temple was then near Yezd, and the high priest, the Dastoor Dastooran, resided there.
Yezd was distinguished and enriched by its silk manufactures.
There is a waterway through the hills, near Taft, a little to the south-west of Yezd which meets this difficulty.