The unique and innocent faces of tribal Qashqai women, men and children, who always pass through the mountains and plains, have different expressions. The small lines on the face to the bristling of a woman’s hair, each narrate the story of the days of nomadic life.

The following photo collection retrieved from Mehr News Agency shows the innocent and original faces of the Turkic peoples of Qashqai tribe settled in Azhdar Khowsh village in Bushkan Rural District of Iran’s southern Bushehr Province.

More than ten families of Qashqai tribes pass through rough roads to erect their tents around the mountains of the region and near the plains of Azhdar Khowsh area.

The traditional nomadic Qashqai people travel with their flocks twice a year to and from the summer highland pastures north of Shiraz roughly 480 km or 300 miles south to the winter pastures on lower (and warmer) lands near the Persian Gulf, to the southwest of Shiraz.

They live in black tents that are made of goat wool. Nomadic women are responsible for taking care of children and preparing family meals along with milking of goats and carpet and Kilim weaving. These women wear traditional clothes and their only make-up is Kohl which is an ancient eye cosmetic. The tribal men are shepherds and devote much of the day to breeding and grazing animals.


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