These dolls are environment friendly and carry rich cultural values.

Dolls whose production in South Khorasan, Ardabil and Qazvin dates back five millennia have found their way to Tehran from the provinces.

These dolls which tell the stories of the joyful and sorrowful experience of women in rural areas put on display the forgotten local traditions and culture of rural communities.

Afsaneh Ehsani, who leads a project aimed at creating sustainable employment in keeping with the preservation of pastureland, says these dolls are environment friendly and carry rich cultural values.

Images of the dolls posted online by Mehr News Agency:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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