Art, Culture, Anthropology, Lali City, Traditional Native Rituals
Niya, Farzaneh Kiyani
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This paper intends to evaluate any symbols, signs and meanings in Lion tombstones (Stone lion) at cemeteries of Lali city – Khuzestan province of Iran. The most important ways to know better people in each time are deep study of traditions, rituals, national/religious feasts, believes, stories, myths, music, lullabies and cultural signs. Lali city is one of the major areas in the field of artistic ethnology. The most important attractions of Lali nomads are residing places, life styles, language, music, local foods, handicrafts, dances and local clothes along with various ceremonies in weddings and death of local heroes. According to the findings, Lali native people have various traditional and deep rituals in relation with human being and nature, human being and religion, human being and habits and tributes to heroes and future. Also they had specific playing symbols for their dead heroes at various places and times. The present research has been regulated with library and field method (Observation, participative visits and interview).