woman of abyaneh the old women of abyaneh - probably the most photographed women in iran - are the guardians of the village as the younger people are off to the cities working, only to return to the village for holidays. the tourists are the entertainment for these women, and vice versa. buy some dried apricots when you're there.
Bakhtiari-Lur Woman with rifle. Traditional Lur women often engage in numerous equestrian activities and have been famed for their skills in sharp shooting from horseback. The Persian Lioness: Iranian Women in History