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Playing Tanbur; Ancient Ritual in Iranian City of Dalahu1

Playing Tanbur; Ancient Ritual in Iranian City of Dalahu

The ancient ritual of playing Tanbur, a special Iranian musical instrument, was recently held in the city of Dalahu in the western province of Kermanshah.

Henna Grinding: Ancient Iranian Profession, Tourist Attraction

Henna grinding is a centuries-old Iranian profession and a tourist attraction which draws domestic and foreign visitors.
Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis

‘Carrying the Sword Alam’ is among old Islamic rituals in Iran whose performance provides the country’s Shiite and Sunni populations with a chance to come together regardless of their religious differences.

Gunfire at Weddings; A Wrong, Fatal Iranian Tradition

Every now and then, the wrong tradition of celebratory gunfire in some Iranian cities turns a wedding ceremony into a mourning one.
Symphony of Colours in Iran’s Local Wedding Ceremonies16

Symphony of Colours in Iran’s Local Wedding Ceremonies

Bakhtiari people, a tribe inhabiting the southwestern provinces of Iran, wear colourful clothes at their wedding ceremonies and dance in groups to folklore traditional songs called ‘Dovalali’ (groom and bride) in local dialect.
Iran Holds International Frame Drum Festival6

Iran Holds International Frame Drum Festival

The Seventh National Festival and First international Course on Daf (a type of frame drum) was held in Sanandaj, western Iran, from August 30 to September 1, 2017.

Qouch-Gozar; Traditional Ceremony for Iranian Shepherds

Qouch-Gozar is a long-standing and traditional ceremony held in Iran to thank the efforts of shepherds taking care of the cattle.
Iran Exporting Hand-Made Batik Shawls to Neighbours16

Iran Exporting Hand-Made Batik Shawls to Neighbours

The batik headscarves made in the northeastern Iranian city of Osku are being exported to several countries like Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.

Kilim-Weaving; A 400-Year-Old Iranian Art

While Iranians have been weaving Kilim, a traditional type of rug, for the past 400 years, the art of making these handicrafts is just going to be internationally recognized after being registered by the World Crafts Council.

Iranian Felt-Making Art on Road to UNESCO List

Felt is one of the traditional handicrafts commonly made by nomadic people in Iran. Shahrekord in the country’s southwest, as the hub of felt-making in Iran, is going to be registered by UNESCO as the world’s felt-making city.

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