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A Baluch girl in Chabahar, Sistan-Baluchestan province

A Baluch girl in Chabahar, Sistan-Baluchestan province (Photo by Asghar Azad-Del. Iran Daily)

A Baluch girl in Chabahar in Sistan-Baluchestan province. Chabahar is now a free trade zone and is becoming an important fishing port.

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The coral colored area represents the Baluch area and the white crescent indicates that the Baluch are Sunni.

The coral colored area represents the Baluch area and the white crescent indicates that the Baluch are Sunni.

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Embroidery or as they call it Needlework is more common than pile rug weaving in Sistan.

Embroidery or as they call it Needlework is more common than pile rug weaving in Sistan.

Needlework has been passed on from one generation to another in Sistan.

Needlework has been passed on from one generation to another in Sistan.

In Southern Sistan va Baluchestan are the Southern Baluchi who do needlework and some flatweaves. In the north of the province are the Western Baluchi who produce most of the Baluch pile rugs. The Western Baluch include the ethno-linguistic sub-groups Rakhshani (Raxshani) and Sarawani.

Raising Camels is still a mainstay of the Baluch way of life. Zahedan is just south of where Afghanistan Pakistan and Iran come together. Camels roaming the desert in Zahedan, capital of southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan

Camels roaming the desert in Zahedan, capital of southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan

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