The lives of people in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province have long been influenced by Lake Hamun and the reeds growing in this drought-hit lake.

The reeds in Lake Hamun once used to be the material of mat-weaving for the people of this land. However, due to the drought in recent years, people provide the reeds from the northern provinces of the country.

Mat-weaving as one of the main handicrafts of Sistan and Baluchestan plays a decisive role for the families to make a living. Sistan and Baluchestan’s mats are used as insect screens at the entrance of the houses while some others decorate the exterior windows of the buildings.

Following you can see the Fars News Agency’s photos of this tradition:

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