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Handicraft, Music, Dance and Food, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari



Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari   

Local and Regional Foods, East Azarbayjan

Local Music and Dances, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari


Different kinds of handicrafts and souvenirs of Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari province are as follows: the famous Chalshotori carpet, tribal carpets and rugs, Chukha, felt, Giveh or a type of local foot ware, Khorjeen or Saddlebags, Jajeem (a loosely woven woolen cloths), Kilim (a coarse carpet), satchels, table cloths and salt cellars, Khor, Jol, Palas, Kachmehdan and Gazz.


Local and Regional Foods, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Baking Naan

In this province the following can be said to be a part of the local dishes : Aash-e-Jow torsheh, Bakhtiyari Aabgoosht , Yogourt Eshkeneh, Nishi Tanoori, Gorgoreh Holar, Sooq Dooq, Borani, Omaj, Aab Torshi, Kami Sheer, cheleek, Haleem, Rice, Polow Ajor, Kaleh Joosh, Amorbi, Dambeh Roodeh, Geshneezaab, Oak Naan and a variety of other curries. Amongst the Tol Tribe, dishes such as Reevas or Shubarb, Rangar or a type of artichoke, Museer or Shallot, Apple eider, Aash Lashk, or a soup made of dried whey, Aash-e-Sheer, Pol Dooq, Bakhtiyari Kabab with both meat and chicken including a variety of bread.

Local Music and Dances, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Traditional Music (Naqareh)

Music and poetry in Bakhtiyari Tribes have an ever lasting links to their lives. Bakhtiyari music tunes are known as verses, which are 20-25 in numbers. Each clan has their own special group of musicians that are called "Tooshmal". Tooshmals have separate clans and residing places. They gain their annual income by participating in various festivals and ceremonies such as wedding or mourning rituals. Farming and animal husbandry are considered to be their second occupational activities. One of the rigid customs that prevail is that they do not allow their women folk to marry out of their clan or visa versa (endogamy).

Tooshmals are musicians and poetic in nature and usually spend most of their times conjuring verses, anecdotes, riddles and proverbs. They contribute a great deal to the literature of Bakhtiyari Tribe.

Traditional Dance

The musical instruments of Bakhtiyaries include kettle drum, cymbals, flute, horn, drums and dulcimer.

Traditional Dance

In the province of Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari, a variety of local dances are performed at festivals and other ceremonies. The famous dances are named as stick dance, wedding dance, handkerchief dance, Slow and fast dances as well as statue dance. The method of performance of such dances is briefly described as follows:



In marriage ceremonies usually men and women dance all together and although custom of Hejab or Islamic veil is strictly observed (only for strangers) by women, the fanaticism of clan is to that extend that girls, fearing their father and brothers, never dare to talk to a stranger man; and if under suspicion, they will be punished; still in marriage ceremonies, girls are allowed to participate in group dances and hold the other dancer"s hands.

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