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Smiling Ashayeri Grandmother and grand children by Kombizz Kashani

Smiling Ashayeri Grandmother and grand children


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28.08.2008 at 17:58h
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I travelled with a nature tour company to Zard Koh area where Ashayer-e Bakhtiari live there two years ago.

The Bakhtiari tribe, which numbers more than 800,000, inhabits an area of approximately 67,000 sq. km (25,000 sq. mi) that straddles the central Zagros Mountains in Iran. Although only about a third of the tribe is nomadic (the rest are settled agriculturists), the nomads embody the Bakhtiari cultural ideals. They specialize in producing meat and dairy products and migrate seasonally with their sheep, cattle, or goat herds from high plateau pastures, where they spend the summer, west of the city of Esfahan, to lowland plains in the province of Khuzistan for winter herd grazing. Their migration is among the most spectacular known among nomadic paternalists anywhere. They are obliged to cross mountain passes at about 3,050 m (10,000 ft) and therefore have to time their movement with extreme care in order to minimize the danger of early snowfall, flooding mountain rivers, and lack of grazing. Traditionally these dangers took a heavy toll, but in recent years the government has helped the migration by building bridges, improving the route, and setting up fodder supplies en route.
The Bakhtiari speak a dialect of Persian called Lori and are Shiite Muslims.

The bakhtiaris are divided into two major groups- the Haft Lang and the Chahar Lang - which in turn are divided into tribes, sub/tribes and clans. No on seems to know precisely how many Bakhtiaris there are in Persia (Iran); one estimate, which may be on the high side, is of 450,000, perhaps half being migratory and pastoral, the rest agricultural and settled.

The Bakhtiari men and girl live permanently in the village of Karyak, about 120 miles south of Esfahan where the Kershan River, a tributary of Karun, serves as the boundary between the Bakhtiari and Boyer Ahmadi tribes.


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Carlo Pollaci, 28.08.2008 at 20:12h

Un gruppo di famiglia ripreso con intensità e partecipazione emotiva. Molto bella.

eddi zuliani , 28.08.2008 at 22:33h

un gran bel scatto di reportage. Un fantastico quadro familiare, una grande emozione. Complimenti. Bravissimo.
saluti eddi

Jens Leonhardt, 4.09.2008 at 23:15h

sehr einfühlsame Aufnahme

eveline tavernaro , 8.09.2008 at 8:37h

die frage,
was ist EJ
so heisst die firma
es ist ein recyclingbetrieb.

lg eveline

Luigi Scorsino, 27.09.2008 at 18:11h

Fantastic Picture, very authentic. Greetings

severina calinescu , 30.09.2008 at 9:11h

beautiful portraits....very nice photo!!!

Dafne Mellera , 30.09.2008 at 9:42h

Reportage pieno d'umanità !!!

Michele Pierro , 22.10.2008 at 18:34h


Moreno..Brandi , 22.10.2008 at 22:56h

Bel gruppetto familiare.
Immagine senza tempo dove i soggetti ripresi dimostrano di essere sereni e tranquilli nonostante la loro vita difficile e forse fatta di grandi difficoltà.
" MISERIA E NOBILTA' " by Moreno..Brandi
30.7.08, 23:20

Silvio Riva , 23.10.2008 at 0:18h

Very nice family! I see a blue-eyed girl and Indo-European faces isin'tit?
Perhaps the country were the ancient Romans region said "Bactriana"?
And your name is, in italian, Cambise, as the ancient persian Emperor?

Alex Voicu, 28.10.2008 at 8:59h

Wonderful photo family, I find very expressive

Francesco Margarita, 5.11.2008 at 19:34h

What a nice family fun, beautiful photos!
Ciao francesco

Georg Götz, 24.01.2009 at 13:37h

Fine documentation of this people.


Bruce Burrows, 26.01.2009 at 0:27h

Great shot . The yarn making device is much like what I have seen the
Navajo people using in New Mexico . Ingenuity knows no borders .

Ilhan Gunay, 26.01.2009 at 8:41h

thanks for the excellent cultural detail. I like the composition of the photo. It's a good ethnographic documentation
woman (of any age) at work! by Ilhan Gunay
woman (of any age) at work!
16.1.09, 21:08

redfox-dream-art-photography, 29.01.2009 at 23:46h

This is unique!
Very nice!!!!!

bw, redfox

Guglielmo Rispoli, 14.02.2009 at 17:16h

Molto bella questa foto
è un bel poster di calore umano

Andrea Tropeani, 20.02.2009 at 18:57h

mi trasmette una sensazione di pace ...
è una foto ricordo meravigliosa
ciao andrea

paolo mensa degli esposti, 4.03.2009 at 11:42h

I've seen all your photos, and I agree very much with your way to act. Keep in touch, Paolo

Guglielmo Antonini, 21.03.2009 at 23:45h

excellent documentation, well done. Ciao Guglielmo.

Cherie Bradshaw, 19.07.2009 at 22:32h

complimenti grandi emozioni per un grande reportage +++++++ ciao from neverland grazie for your attention
§, 26.08.2009 at 23:57h

very nice pictures...
Thank for the interesting notes on the people which you show...

toun, 15.09.2009 at 17:02h


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