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Traditional Iranian Dress (Part 3)

the traditional dress of the people from lorestan

The traditional dress of the people from Lorestan

The dress of the people from Lorestan is very distinct and ornamental. The Lori dress tends to have hand-sewn designs such as paisley and flowers on the sleeve ends and rims of jackets and trousers.

The head gear for the Lori people is a rounded look and is achieved by wrapping a large scarf not just on the head but all around the shoulders and neck as well. There is then also an additional cloth that hangs down from the top of the head. In this sample outfit we see the distinct decorations on the edges of the clothes, including the traditional long vest, worn over the dress and trousers. The vest has shorter sleeves, allowing for the dress sleeves to come through. The trousers also have the trade mark stripe designs at the hem. Women’s outfits usually use brighter, more feminine colors such as light green, blue, pink and red with flower or rainbow-like patterns. The men’s clothes tend to use solid browns, and grays using very little pattern. The overcoats and vests are long and baggy. Hats may be worn as shown in the picture.

The traditional Mazandarani dress

One of the most interesting traditional dresses is the Mazandarani dress. The Mazandaran region lies to the north of Iran, in the area of the Caspian Sea, north of Tehran. The region is filled with farmlands and engages in agriculture. The costume of Mazandaran consists of trousers and dress, like most regional dress. For men, generally a cotton shirt that is simple can be worn with trousers that are similar to hunting trousers. Shoes, socks or boots are often worn high below the knee. Nomadic hats, made from sheep’s hair or the like is also very common among the Mazandarani village fashions.

the traditional mazandarani dress

The traditional Torkaman dress

The Torkaman tribe in Iran, mainly coming from Turkey and having settled in Iran, also has a distinct and special dress. The Torkaman dress in Iran for the women consists of a long dress with a long open robe. Torkaman women generally use a face-covering with other part of cloths. This can be in the form of a cloth that the woman ties behind the ears and hangs just under the nose. Clothes tend to favor rusty and earthy colors, such as deep reds and dark browns. The men’s outfits also consist of solid-colored tunics and trousers.

The distinguishing features are the hats worn to protect them against the cold, harsh winters.

Source: persianmirror.com


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