Khorramabad, Lorestan’s Ethnography Museum is housed in the 800-year-old Falak-ol-Aflak Castle on top of a hill by the same name. It is Iran’s largest ethnography museum. It includes dozens of life-size or near life-size dioramas depicting the lifestyle and life events of the nomadic Lur tribes, who populate Lorestan. These include funerals – during which the Lurs celebrate the deceased’s life with song and dance – and Lur weddings, which can last days. There are dioramas depicting weaving of baskets, rugs and the textile used by Lurs in the sia-chadors (Persian: “black tents”).
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