Iran is a cradle of civilization for quite a lot of reasons. We are talking about a great country with a long history. But is there anyone who does not know this? I doubt.

We are talking about Traditional Clothes.

Costumes are a part of people’s culture, no matter where you go. When it comes to Iran, you should know that its multi-ethnic countries with different cultures. There are different languages, customs and, of course, clothes.

Clothes are tailored to show values and mystical stories about different people living in different parts of the country.

Here, we are going to take a journey in a world full of colours and different traditions. Stay tuned.

Traditional Clothes of Qashqai people

Qashqai is the name of one of Iran’s tribe. If you spot a colourful dress with layers, you are looking at a Qashqai dress.

There is a long scarf pinned on their hair. Qashqai men use an original hat made from sheep wool; you would never see such a hat anywhere else in Iran. It is like a signature that belongs only to these people.


Traditional Clothes of Qashqai people



Ornamented hats are common for women, and the use long scarf. Women’s costumes design is done by hand, and it is just as beautiful as a wild painting. Men wear tunics that made from sheep wool. They wear wide trousers that look more like a skirt than pants.

Bakhtiari clothes


Turkmen are not a fan of colour. They prefer earthy colours and wear long dresses with an open robe. There is something like a veil on their face that hides just the area below the nose. The only thing that makes the style of men of the tribe one of a kind is a wool hat that brings them comfort in cold and warm weather.





like any other Traditional Clothes, Gilaki women wear long skirts too. The skirt is so long that you can say they are floor-sweeping, and there are eye-catching stripes lie there horizontally.

Men wear a wide cotton belt around the waist.

gilaki clothes


Kurdish women wear a long dress along with sleeves and a short coat on it. You must know that as there different resistance fo Kurd people, their clothes are different too. Kurdswomen are stubborn, and there is a wild beauty in their eyes. For this nature, you will see a wide belt in their waist and some dangling coins on their forehead.




These people live just near the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. So their costume resembles the clothes of the neighbour country. These are the only tribe in Iran who ear short knee-length dresses. Women wear a lot of gold jewellery. Men Traditional Clothes are long pants along with loose-fitting shirts.


Lur is another tribe in this beautiful land. Men and women prefer a different color for their customs. Women prefer feminine colour. The colors of their dresses are bright and sharp. They use a large scarf, wrap it around their head and leave a long piece hanging down the back. Men, on the other side, lean toward neutral colours.


Bandar Abbas

Bandar Abbas is located at the southern port town of Bandar Abbas. You cannot miss the women who are shining in their bright color. They use nighab on their face. Niqab is some sort of a veil that hides their lips and noses. Today niqab is just part of their traditional clothes. You will not see women in niqab so often. Back then, the niqab protects their face from sand, wind, and sun, for Bandar Abbas is the hottest place in Iran.

Bandar Abbas clothes


Abyaneh’s traditional clothes are exist, thanks to the elderly one. Youth do not wear them anymore. Elderly wear a below-the-knee skirt, but the only thing that makes this outfit one of a kind is a long white scarf that hides their shoulder.  But they adore colors. So, the vests are colorful. They wear a wool cap on their head that you won’t see in any other place.

Abyaneh’s traditional clothes

In a nutshell

Iranian people are known for their hijab style. So wherever you look, beside the colours and designs, you would see a decent outfit for both men and women.

There are a huge number of tribes in Iran every which of them has different values and cultures. The most obvious difference is their clothes. Suppose you decide to visit Iran; you should consider trying different clothes as well. Otherwise, you would not get the spirit of the land.