See also kharwar.
(The “kh” with which the word begins should have a bar below it, which we cannot produce on a web browser.)
In the Achaemenid empire, a unit of mass = 100 mans. Literally, an ass load. It varied locally with the size of the man; in Shiraz, about 330 kilograms; in Tabriz, about 300 kilograms.
In Iran , 20th century, the Customs Convention of 1903 described the kharvar as 650 pounds or 294.8 kilograms. The metrication law of 31 May 1926 fixed it at 300 kilograms, = 300,000 derhams.
Weights and Measures in Qajar Iran.
Studia Iranica, vol. 37, page 57-114 (2008).
Copyright © 2005-2013 Sizes, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 3 August 2013.