(Persia Digest) – The salt mines of Sar-Agha-Seyed are a local source of income in the Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari Province of Iran, especially for the women who work here with traditional methods.

The quaint village of Sar-Agha-Seyed is a secluded stepped village 140kms from Shahr-e Kurd, on the foothills of “Haft Tanan Peak”, 2500kms above sea level.

Apart from farming and keeping livestock, most of its inhabitants also work at extracting salt from the nearby ponds, 20kms from the village. It is mostly the women of the village who work here. The salt is both sold and used by the villagers themselves. In addition to extracting salt and doing the housework, the women also make handicrafts such as carpets, jajim, kilim, and black tents.

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