Art And Cultural Places


Local Music and Dances, Zanjan

Saturday, 05 January 2008 19:14 administrator
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  From ancient times the music of Azarbayjan owed its fame to the presence of the 'Ashiqs' who were self made artisans contributed to the local music by composing lyrics and displaying their ability on the musical instruments in use. They performed in various ceremonies thereby securing an income too. Beside this special form of music other tunes are also played by different performs, being the music played throughout the other parts of Iran.
 

Local and Regional Foods, Zanjan

Saturday, 05 January 2008 19:13 administrator
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 In this respect, Zanjan province has an elaborate number of dishes, many of which can be traced down to the authentic villages and tribes. The various types of Aash are: Omaj Aashi, Soqan Aashi, Tandir Aashi, Aash Mast, Aash Dooq, Aash torsh, Aash Rishteh, Aash Balqur, Aash reshteh Torsh. Khoresht or types of curries such as: Khoresht Isfinaj or spinach, Khoresht Gowjeh Sabz, Khoresht Lubia Sabz, Khoresht Kadoo Halwai or red pumpkin. Kookoo-e-Shireen, Nargesi, Borani-e-Isfinaj, Seebzamini Bereshteh, Kaleh Joosh, Sheer Birinj, Halwa, Mashkafi, Kolarg, Kolas and a variety of other dishes.
 

Handicrafts and Souvenirs, Zanjan

Saturday, 05 January 2008 19:13 administrator
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 These plain knives and a variety of pocket knives and switch blades, carpets, 'Charoq' (a local type of women shoe) filigree work, silver and a variety of 'Kilim' (a coarse carpet or rug) and 'jajim' or (loosely woven woolen carpet).
 

Zanjan Anthropological Museum, Zanjan

Saturday, 05 January 2008 19:12 administrator
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This museum is located in the historical site of the beautiful edifice of the Rakhtshooy Khaneh in the renowned locality of Baba Jamal Charoqi of Zanjan. This is a remnants of the Qajar era and the museum displays fire exhibits related to the older times. Clothes or apparel that men and women wore, including handicrafts.
 


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