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I think I am going to focus for a bit on Iranian and Persian hejab and clothing.
My last post got me thinking, I recall ought to do a series about the styles of clothing worn by the tribes and ethnic groups in Iran. I have several reasons for this, the first is many people do not realize how ethnically diverse Iran is and that the government of Iran does not restrict tribespeople, ethnic groups, minorities or other groups from wearing their traditional garments as long as they are fairly modest. secondly, from personal experience I am usually awed by how gorgeous their traditional garments are when I see them in real life and I think it’s so wonderful that Irans many ethnic groups are still keeping their traditional cultures and customs alive.
Today I will focus on the Lor tribe. The Lor people are ethnically related to Persian Iranians and Kords and speak a dialect that is similar to both languages (which are themselves related). They live predominantly in the privinces for Shahr-e Kord and Lorestan and while I’ve never been to Lorestan I have ventured into Shahr-e Kord and have gone through the areas where they live, many remain nomadic, many are settled and a fair number are semi-nomadic. If you’re ever in Iran the area around Koh-e Rang in Shahr-e Kord is almost exclusively Lor and you can go into the tribal camps.
The women tend to stand out when they come into the cities as most of them continue to wear their traditional clothing and normally cover with a printed cotton chador and not the more typical black crepe ones.
The men also wear a very distinctive outfit. They wear extraordinarily wide, wide leg black pants that would put the Shukr Lengha jeans to shame with a very distinctive black felted wool cap and a creme and black wool vest. You can see them coming from a mile away!