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Bakhtiaris

We started IRANomad as a social startup that focuses on principles such as sustainability, fair trade, and preservation of micro-cultures, and we have been committedly working towards our goals in the past three years, while many obstacles stood in our way. After a challenging year of adapting ourselves to the new reality with COVID19, today...
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bakhtiari nomads of Iran
This article which is about Iran nomads’ transhumance (kooch) is published in the heritage and tourism magazine of ‘Gilgamesh’, No. 7, Autumn 2019 Kooch (Transhumance, kuch, Seasonal Migration) is the act of moving with livestock between summer and winter pastures (Yaylaq & Qishlaq) in search of grasslands for the livestock. Kooch (or Kuch or Koch)...
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land use and lifestyle of bakhtiari nomads
The main characteristic of Iranian nomadism is the share of the land between summer pastures (“Garmsir”, hot place) and winter pastures (“Yeylag” cold place) land. The principle movement (“Kuch” or “bâr” = Transhumance) between these places is done in spring and autumn. During this migration period, they will Cross the Zarde-Kuh massive, in Zagros Mountains,...
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Nomads Tent
The most important and emblematic element in the Bakhtiari life is the tent (“Bohon”) and the whole family lives in there. The campaments (“mâl”) gather the extended family and it is formed by several tents. If we look closely to these campaments we will be able to find out much information about the families living...
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