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The results of scientific archaeological excavations in ancient sites indicate that Kurdistan province has been considered as one of the human settlements since prehistoric times due to its favorable climatic and environmental conditions. Kurdish dance is the first feature that reminds us of Kurdistan province and most of the Kurdish ceremonies are associated with this dance. Kurdish men and women's clothing includes "Tan Poosh" (apparel), "Sar Poosh"(headpiece) and Pay Afzar (footwear). The construction and use of each of these components varies depending on the season, type of work, and ceremonies and celebrations. Although the clothing of different regions of Kurdistan such as Oraman, Saqez, Baneh, Grossa, Sanandaj, Marivan, etc. are different, but in terms of full body coverage, they are all the same. Men's Kurdish clothing includes Chokheh, Pantol, Maleki, Lafkeh Sourani, Shawl, Dastar. Women's Kurdish clothing includes Jafi, Klanjeh, Shawl, and Kalkeh,etc
Geography
Kurdistan province with an area of 29,000 square kilometers is ranked 18th among the provinces. Kurdistan shares borders with west Azerbaijan and Zanjan in the north with Kermanshah province in the south, with Hamedan and Zanjan in the east and it is bordered by Iraq in the west. The province has 10 cities, 29 counties, 31 districts and 86 villages, 1697 inhabited villages and 187 uninhabited villages. Baneh, Bijar, Saqez, Sanandaj, Divandere, Kamyaran, Qorveh, Marivan, Sarvabad and Dehgolan are the most important cities of the province.
Customs
Many ceremonies have been performed in Kurdistan in the past. Mir Noroozi, Mirmirin or Amir Bahadori are some of the traditions that are almost forgotten today. Samanoo pazan (cooking a sweet pudding made of wheat sprouts and rosewater which is prepared by women for Nowruz) ceremonies are still performed in some villages. The ceremony of Pir Shaliar, which is a thousand years old, is performed every year. On the last Wednesday before Bahman 5th (February 6th), Pir Shaliar's wedding anniversary will be celebrated in Oraman Takht. In this ceremony, cows and sheep are sacrificed, traditional music is played and foods are distributed. The tomb of Pir Shaliar is located in the city with the same name. It is said that he could heal the daughter of the king of Bukhara who was deaf and dumb finally married her.
Handicrafts
Handmade carpets from Bijar, Bukan, Sanandaj and Afshar are among the most important handicrafts in Kurdistan province. Saneh kilim, woodworking, quilting, making musical instruments are other handicrafts in the province. Regarding the local dishes of Kurdistan, it should be said special types of soups and stews are some of delicious local dishes prepared in different cities of the province.
Tourism attraction
The results of scientific archaeological excavations in ancient sites indicate that Kurdistan province has been considered as one of the human settlements since prehistoric times due to its favorable climatic and environmental conditions. In Kurdistan, about one thousand two hundred ancient works have been identified and about five hundred of them have been registered in the list of national works. Abidar Forest Park, Oraman region, Zarivar Lake, Chehel Cheshmeh, Sarab Qorveh and Abshar kuileh, Nogol historical Quran, Zivieh Saqez ancient hill, Oraman region, Khosrow abad mansion, Moshir Divan mansion, Amjad Al-Ashraf mansion , Salar Saeed Mansion (Sanandaj Museum), Asef Vaziri Mansion (Kurdish House), Saqez Glass Bath, Saqez Historical Bazaar, Saqez Two Minarets Mosque, Khan Bath, Vakil Al-Molk Bath, Qaslan Bath, Sanandaj Bazaar, Hassan Abad Castle, Qomchaqa Castle, Gheshlagh Bridge, Ashqoon Baba Tower, Uch Gonbad Khan Tower, Yangi Arkh Tower, etc. are among the tourist attractions of this province.

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