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Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London

Some Introductions

This section introduces you to the Faridgi family – and gives a glimpse of life in the winter pastures.

Polite introductions are very important in Iran. For tribal Bakhtiari, whenever you meet someone, there is an elaborate and lengthy greeting ritual. When you meet someone on migration, the time usually spent enquiring after someone’s health is transferred to commiserations about how tired they must be, with all the walking: