Mazandaran Traditional Clothing
Traditional Clothes

Mazandaran Traditional Clothing

Mazandarani Traditional Clothing:

What is interesting about Iran is that all spots and provinces have their own traditional and local dress codes. Mazandaranians are not also exceptional and they used to wear special clothes which these days may be worn in special ceremonies and festivals. The local clothing of Mazandaran is not only beautiful and attractive but also colorful and the reflection of nature. 


Women’s Clothing:

•    Shaliteh: A short skirt, made of silk and one colored linen, its edge was decorated with a black colored ribbon. 
•    Tomban Tangeh: A kind of pants, made of canvas
•    Nim Sagh: A type of tight pants made of green, white, red colored silk, often wear under long dresses
•    Joomeh: A dress made of linen or cotton
•    Jerkin: In the form of men's V-neck jackets or crew neck ones with few buttons, the front part made of woolen fabric and its back is made of lining, sometimes these Jerkins are decorated by old coins
•    Calijeh: A long coat with long sleeves, made of velvet worn in the winter
•    Chador Shab: A square fabric, fold in the triangle form, fasten around the waist, in the wedding parties, it is made of silk and threw on bride’s head. 


Men’s Clothing:

Jameh: A shirt made of canvas or cotton, depending on the season.
Pants: Made of black or blue canvas, so long with a simple pattern.
Jacket: A V-neck jacket with buttons, mostly in black.
Felt Hat: Made of wool, suitable for the winter.



•    Socks: Made of wool, mostly in dark colors.
•    Shoes: Often in brown and black colors and made of leather.
•    Galesh: Usually made of black rubbers and its bottom part is in red.
•    Patooeh: Worn by both, men and women, especially in winter, woolen long shawl, fasten around legs





Still some women and men wear these clothes in celebrations and local dances. What is needed to be mentioned is that Iranian dress code during the centuries has changed. These days most Iranians wear sports clothes. 

Written By: Najmeh Haghi

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