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People of Yazd


By Syma Sayyah & Paul Sanford, Tehran

During our trip to Yazd as mentioned in our previous report titled A Weekend Trip to Yazd, what most intrigued me there was how many of the shop keepers were actually makers and producers of their own goods.  In some cases there were some workers who helped out too but the owners also knew how to make and repair the goods, for example metal workers were making and selling all kinds of kitchen equipment and tools. 

We were so impressed when we came across a violin maker and his shop was most meticulously clean and tidy. We went to shops that at least I thought the business is out of circulation and overall we were happy and amazed walking these ancient streets and passages and meeting these hard working men.  We saw a few ladies but not that many were running businesses, this was for the men.

Related Article: A Weekend Trip to Yazd

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