Ethnic Groups in Iran

Ethnic groups in Iran[1] Ethnic groups Percent Persians (incl. Gilaks and Mazandaranis) 61% Azerbaijanis 16% Kurds 10% Lurs (incl. Bakhtiari people) 6% Turkmens (and other tribal Turks in Iran) 2% Arabs 2% Baloch 2% Others 1% Reference: Wikipedia

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Korsi: Iranian Traditional Heating System

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Dress Code in Iran

What to Wear in Iran Women in Iran must always wear a long coat/tunic over their regular clothes and are required to cover their heads with a scarf. It’s the law, and not only for women. Men should wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts too. Unless you’re told that you can remove your scarf, don’t do […]

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Solo Female Travel in Iran

“Most of the people think Iran is not a safe place to travel and even confuse Iran with Iraq. From my point of view, having spent time in the country, Iran is the best option in the Middle East for a woman to travel alone. People will stare at you because they are curious and […]

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Rials or Tomans?

No sooner have you arrived in Iran than you will come up against the idiosyncratic local practice of talking about prices in tomans, even though the currency is denominated in rials. One toman is worth 10 rials. To make matters worse, taxi drivers and shopkeepers will often say ‘one’ as shorthand for IR10,000. However, before […]

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Iranian Turkmen

Iranian Turkmen are a branch of Turkmen people living mainly in northern and northeastern regions of Iran. Their region is called Turkmen Sahra and includes stantial parts of Golestan. Iranian Turkmens have long time represented a group of semi-nomadic tribes who retained a more traditional way. In Iran lived next Turkmen tribes — Yomut, Goklen, Īgdīr, Saryk, Salar and Teke. Nearly two million Turkmen can be found living along […]

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Pateh (Needlework) in Kerman

Kermani women use colorful threads on a wide piece of cloth, which they call “Ariz (meaning “wide” in Persian)” to make this scarf which is then decorated with very beautiful designs. Pateh Kerman Tree, aigrette, pine, peacock, cypress, and armband are major patterns which are used to weave patehs. Pateh is woven in various types […]

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Mamghani Needlework (East Azerbaijan province)

The most important handicraft artwork in East Azerbaijan province is needlework. This particular artwork which is popular among girls and housewives has a very old history. In the past, a kind of popular hat was the dominant work for local consumption. But other than hats, they weave table cloths, under glasses, seat belts, shoes, vests […]

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Needlework (Souzan Douzi) in Sistan and Baluchestan

Needlework (Souzan Douzi) is an Iranian handicraft artwork that is very common among the women of Sistan and Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran. It is the art of drawing images on plain fabrics by sewing delicate stitches using a needle and colorful yarns.     Source: http://ifpnews.com

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