Village and Rural Life
The latest news and views about village and rural life in Iran
The Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF), one of the UN’s advisory arms in women’s affairs, has presented its award for Women’s Creativity in Rural Life to Ziba Azizi from Sistan and Baluchestan province, south-eastern Iran.
Raheleh Ahmadi is an Iranian woman who has given up living in the city and departed for a remote village to turn it into an ecotourism destination, providing inspiration for the local women.
Jahan Nama, a village located in a protected area of the same name in Golestan province, northern Iran, is a beautiful place far from the uproar of the everyday urban life.
The Rural Heritage Museum in northern Iranian Gilan province is the country's only open-air museum set up to preserve rural culture and architecture.
The big ceremony of giving gifts of Eid to newlywed women is an old tradition that has been practiced by Iranians since ancient times. The ceremony is mostly held on auspicious days and Eids, including Nowruz (Persian New Year), Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, etc., to give gifts to brides.
Hanam is a beautiful village located 25 kilometres south-east of Aleshtar in Lorestan province, western Iran.
Makhunik, also known as the land of Lilliputians, is a unique village in eastern Iran which dates back to hundreds of years ago.
A photo that has gone viral in the social media shows a man in an Iranian village building his small house in a strange but creative way.
About 3,000 Iranian women are serving as rural executives across the country with Khorasan Razavi province in the northeast and Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast having the highest number of female local government heads.
The third exhibition of “Achievements and Capabilities of Iranian Villagers and Nomads” was recently held in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
The photos of the lifestyle and culture of Iranian nomads taken by an Italian photographer have been recently put on a comparative display along with those taken from Italian nomads.
Korit, also known as Lower Ebrahim-Abad, is a historical village in the Central District of Tabas County in South Khorasan Province, eastern Iran.
Qashqai people live in Southern Iran. While most of these nomadic pastoralists are of Turkic origins, Lurs, Kurds and Arabs are also found between them.
A 121-year-old Iranian man with dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren leads a simple life in in old village in the south of the country.
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.
Tuyserkan County in the western province of Hamadan is known as the hub of Iran’s furniture manufacturing and wood carving thanks to its large number of walnut trees and the creative and hardworking people living there.
Qouch-Gozar is a long-standing and traditional ceremony held in Iran to thank the efforts of shepherds taking care of the cattle.