Turkmen Culture

  • Meet 80-year-old Turkmen jeweler

    Meet 80-year-old Turkmen jeweler

    GONBAD KAVUS, Dec. 10 (MNA) – Gholam Agh is the name of a 80-year-old artist who has devoted 60 years of his life to creating Turkmen jewelry and teaching the art to next generations in Gonbad Kavus, northern Golestan province. Currently, he is retired and his sons run the workshop.

  • A traditional Turkmen wedding ceremony in Golestan

    By: Raheleh Hesari

    A traditional Turkmen wedding ceremony in Golestan

    GORGAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Iranian Turkmens live along the northern edges of the country, including Golestan province. For a long time, they have represented a group of semi-nomadic tribes that are now mostly farmers and cattle breeders. Many tribal customs, including their wedding ceremonies, still survive among modern Turkmen.

  • ُUnique Turkmen carpet 'Dorou'

    By: Abbas Poustindooz

    ُUnique Turkmen carpet 'Dorou'

    BOJNORD, Jul. 04 (MNA) – A unique kind of carpet named 'dorou' is made by Turkmens living in Duydukh village, Iran's Northeastern North Khorasan province. 'dorou' means 'two-sided'; each side of this carpet has its own special design. Two weavers need to seat in front each other and each weave a different design. The process usually takes about a year to complete.

  • Raising horses in Sufian village

    By: Ali Hamed Haghdoust

    Raising horses in Sufian village

    TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) – The city of Gonbad-e-Kavus and the Sufian village in Turkmen Sahra County, Golstan Province in the north of Iran are considered to be major centers for Turkoman horse raising in Iran.

  • Turkmen traditional wedding

    Turkmen traditional wedding

    BOJNORD, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Wedding ceremony among Turkmen natives of Raz and Jergalan, North Khorasan province, has remained virtually the same as that in distant past; like their variegated attire, the ceremony itself is a sort of enigma; wedding is important in terms of bringing tribal glory and economic improvement. Turkmens cherish larger families, since they believe larger number of children would strengthen the tribe by providing for the labor force.