Kandovan to Urmieh

Kandovan was such a stunning location it was a shame to have to pack the cars and head on off. We had decided to have a packed breakfast so we dined on this in a park in Osku where we later were fortunate to see a local silk printing workshop. The patterns on the silk before dying were done with stamps dipped in tar (similar to the wax process in other areas of the world) IMG_4098We asked how the tar was removed and were told this was done with oil. A very small local industry with age old tecniques, lovely to see.

We drove along the shores of Lake Urmeih and viewed the salt rocks sticking up that looked like icebergs!  Kalantari bridge took us across the lake and from the paddlboats on the salty shore it was obvious this was a popular destination.IMG_4191IMG_4194IMG_4173IMG_4146

After arriving in Urmieh we visited the local bazaar which was in a similar location to the one in Tabriz…long alleyways with high domed centre locations. Every possible product could be found here from carpets to shoes. A department store in the Iranian style.

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