The culture, the myths and the traditions of the nomads in every corner of Iran are so diverse that you might feel you have traveled to a whole new country by visiting each tribe. The meaningful dance of Qashqai nomads, the beautiful migration of Bakhtiaris through the mountains and canyons or the stunning handicrafts of Shahsevans are all magnificent traditions that will leave you wondered. The Kurdish nomads of Iran, known as one of the biggest nomadic populations in the west of Iran, have their own wonderful culture and customs.
Kurdish tribes of Iran live in the northwest, west and even northeast of Iran in Azerbaijan, Kermanshah and Khorasan provinces and they speak in the untouched and original Kurdish language. The most important Kurdish tribes in Iran are Jalali, Kalhor, Zanganeh, Piran and Kurmanj.
Kurdish people are known to be very strong, diligent and family oriented people who are busy with farming, animal husbandry and creating masterpieces of handicrafts like Giveh or Klash (a footwear made with leather and handwoven textile), colorful kilims and rugs with their unique motifs, woodcrafts like chess and backgammon boards and excellent musical instruments.
Kurdish music is one of the most unique aspects of Kurdish lifestyle. The beat of percussion Daf and the expressive tunes of Tanbour (Tembur), which are both Kurdish musical instruments, create a magical music that reveals the rebellious and free Kurdish culture. Daf navazi and Pirshalyar are two of the most famous and ancient Kurdish festivals which are accompanied by Kurdish music and dance.
Uppersia offers Iran nomads tour to meets Iranian nomads and enjoy their hospitality.