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Turks(Azari) The Azerbaijani are of mixed ethnic origin, the oldest element deriving from the indigenous population of eastern Transcaucasia and possibly from the Medians of northern Persia. This population was Persianized during the period of the Sassanian dynasty of Iran (3rd–7th century CE).

Turks(Azari) The Azerbaijani are of mixed ethnic origin, the oldest element deriving from the indigenous population of eastern Transcaucasia and possibly from the Medians of northern Persia. This population was Persianized during the period of the Sassanian dynasty of Iran (3rd–7th century CE).

Iranian lady in Lovely Lorish traditional clothing and scarf - Lorish people wear these beautiful clothing at most times - IRAN  Iran has many different ethnic groups each with their own lovely costumes and traditions

Iranian lady in Lovely Lorish traditional clothing and scarf - Lorish people wear these beautiful clothing at most times - IRAN Iran has many different ethnic groups each with their own lovely costumes and traditions

Women Parliamentarians of Iran in front of the gate of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis Shoraye Melli), mid 1970s

Women Parliamentarians of Iran in front of the gate of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis Shoraye Melli), mid 1970s

Parvaz Dance Ensemble. Photo: Egle Zioma http://www.orientaliskdans.se/

Parvaz Dance Ensemble. Photo: Egle Zioma http://www.orientaliskdans.se/

In Iran, the Kurds mainly reside in Kurdestan, Kermanshahan, and south of the Western Azarbaijan province. In 1600, a number of the Kurds were forced to settle in the north of Khorasan province, at Quchan and Bojnourd, by the Safavid King, Shah Abbas; they still reside there today.

In Iran, the Kurds mainly reside in Kurdestan, Kermanshahan, and south of the Western Azarbaijan province. In 1600, a number of the Kurds were forced to settle in the north of Khorasan province, at Quchan and Bojnourd, by the Safavid King, Shah Abbas; they still reside there today.

Iranians in beautiful traditional dress in Abyane, IRAN

Iranians in beautiful traditional dress in Abyane, IRAN

Persian dancers. The dance form is very popular in Iran, the dance its self is highly individualistic and also heavily relies on solo improvisation performances like most other iranian art forms.

Persian dancers. The dance form is very popular in Iran, the dance its self is highly individualistic and also heavily relies on solo improvisation performances like most other iranian art forms.

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