Iranian living spaces consist of different clean and unclean areas defined by social and religious cleanliness codes. To have access to the unclean areas, one needs a very necessary device: Dampayee (Sandals).
Shoes are often considered the footwear of the outside. For inside the house one needs to constantly switch different pairs of sandals to access various not-so-clean areas within the household: restroom, backyard, and sometimes kitchen are among the spaces that need their own sandals.
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