“Luck tarashi” or “Cho tarashi” is an original hand art of Mazandaran Province which is on the verge of extinction as urban communities grow larger and lifestyles change. Wood carving is an almost lost vocation of locals here, rather popular at one time in forested areas and villages where these products were used in daily lives. “Choub” in Persian is “wood”.
Members of a terrorist group opened fire on the military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, yesterday morning in a deadly attack. The terrorist group were hiding in a park and building behind the parade stand, from where they shot at the soldiers taking part in the ceremony.
As the ‘Ashura mourning ceremonies approach, the ‘alam making blacksmiths shops get busy again in the tradition of their ancestors to make the traditional signs. They use thin sheets of steel to cut out cypress trees that bounce and move back and forth and bow down as a sign of respect in front of the Almighty and the Masoum.
Northern Khorasan, in northeastern Iran, is one of most important areas where the Kormanj have settled. Groups of this tribe were scattered across Iran over different times in history for political reasons and decision-makings . Khalkhal was one of the regions where these Kurdish people settled down. They are known here as the Korman Kurds and were sent to Khalkhal from the northern Khorasan Province 250 years ago, where they settled from the time of Nader Shah of Afshar.
The finest Aba - a loose outer garment in the form of a cloak that is kept closed neither by buttons nor by belt - is woven in the southern Kordovan village in Bushehr province, Iran, hence called Bushehr aba. It is woven from camel’s hair and is very popular with the wealthy Arabs in the Persian Gulf states.