Most of the Iranian’s area is consituted of desert and semi-arid climates. Historically the nomads were heading south during winter and to the mountains during hot days. Nowadays they are semi-nomads. They have their own house made of wattle and daub like in Kang village (on the background).
Kang village, Iran
ONE DAY WITH AN ABILOON FAMILY
“In Kang, 6 different clans are living together with their own traditions: the Abiloon, the Sadat, the Achimun, the Miroon, the Seyed and the Shefiun. During winter, they are making carpets and other hand-made objects. They are living with the harvests of local plantations and the stocks they made.”
THE GRADUAL END OF NOMADISM
“Settling down means watching TV, playing video games on their tablet PC, this generation will stop being nomadic for sure. They have already had one foot in future. Look at Turkey, Turks were nomadic tribes at the beginning, they settled down. Comfort and entertainment is what people wants.”
Qashqai man in his tent.
With Bakhtiari, Lurs and Khamseh tribes, they constitute the greatest number of nomadic pastorialists in Iran. All of them converted to Shia Islam. They have however kept their own languages, traditions, music, dance, food recipes, rituals, colors and symbols.