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Indigenous Knowledge is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published by Allameh Tabataba’i University, the leading university in Humanities and Social Sciences in Iran. Indigenous Knowledge has been established to provide an intellectual platform for national and international researchers working on issues related to indigenous knowledge .

To allow for easy and worldwide access to the most updated research findings, the journal is set to be an open-access journal. 

The journal charges two million Rials to compensate a part of the arbitration fee, and if the article is accepted, additonally four million Rials will be charged from the authors for a part of the costs of processing the articles, the rest of the costs will be financially supported by Allameh Tabatabai University.

Non-Iranian authors are free of mentioned charges.

 The journal is published in both a print version and an online version.

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Analysis and Thematic Classification of Motifs in Baluchi Needlework based on the Iranian Traditional Arts Model

fatemeh mirzaei

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  Associated with Sistan and Baluchestan Province in Iran, specifically Sarhad and Makran, Baluchi needlework is a prominent form of traditional arts. The purpose of this study was to classify original and frequent motifs found in Baluchi-Duzi (Baluchi embroidery) to discover their symbolic meanings. The ...  Read More

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The Bushehr’s Navigational Culture and Technics from 9th to 14th centuries

Seyed Ali Mazinani; Seyyed Mohammad-Reza Mazinani

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  Considering the maritime culture of the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf and Bushir’s people reveals a full geographic, economic, and demographic marine cycle. The cycle is integrated into a greater geographic area extended from the Red Sea to the South China Sea and starched back well into ...  Read More

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Helping culture and traditional cooperation of women in Guilan

Javad Nazarimoghaddam; Hooshang Abbasi

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  Cooperation and mutual cooperation of humans has existed since the beginning of human life in all eras of life in all societies. The culture of cooperation among the women of Gilan is the most deeply rooted native culture, helping not only in production and work, but also includes various aspects of ...  Read More

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The indigenous knowledge of camel husbandry in Kalkooyi nomads territory

alinaghi gooya; hossein barani; ahmad Abedi Sarvestani

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  Abstracthe aim of this research is to identify the indigenous knowledge of camel husbandry in the territory of Kalkuyee nomads in Masileh plain of Qom province, who have a long history of camel husbandry in this region. The way of obtaining the data is in the field with the continuous presence of the ...  Read More

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Traditional methods of performing the art of Balochi embroidery in non-native clothing design

fatemeh saedi; Marziyeh Ghasemi

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  The variety of patterns and techniques of Baloch embroidery, the high elegance and geometry that lies in the art of Baloch embroidery, In the last century, it has attracted the attention of national and international designers towards this art. According to the background fabric, Baloch stitching can ...  Read More

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Indigenous Knowledge in creating and benefiting from Zagheh in Bisotun Plain

Mozhgan Khanmoradi; nahid azizi

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  Bisotun plain is located in the west of Iran and many historical monuments from Pre-history to Islamic era have been identified in it. Man's understanding of nature showed itself in the construction of Bisotun Zagehs. The Zagheh was built in the villages of Zolm abad sofla, Bisotun, Kori zageh, Baqerabad ...  Read More

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The historical place of Qanat in Khorasan and its role in socio-cultural productions

Milad Parniyani; Jamshid Ghashang

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  The Qanats of Khorasan were the driving force of two important cultural indicators: knowledge and lifestyle. The knowledge of Qanat included sciences that were based on engineering and geology and were inherited from one generation to the next. On the other hand, around the Qanat, a culture was formed ...  Read More

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Evaluating the Morphology of Pictographs in Lorestan, Iran Case Study: Dog Motif

sara sadeghi; javanmardzadeh ardeshir; manijeh hadian dehkordi; reza rezaloo

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  Dogs are one of the first animals domesticated by humans. Dogs have always been a good friend and companion of humans. The paintings found in the caves of primitive humans indicate that the relationship between humans and dogs is at least 16 thousand years old. Dogs are found in different scenes and ...  Read More

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Oil painting tiles with motifs In the building of Shams-Ol-Emareh

maryam kian asl

Volume 10, Issue 19 , April 2023


  Shams-Ol-Emareh Palace, as the first tall and five-story building in Tehran, was built in 1282 by the order of Naser al-Din Shah and in imitation of European buildings, by Moayyer Ol Mamalek in a period of 2 years. Its construction and decorations are influenced by the trend towards western art It has ...  Read More

The Culture of Women’s Clothing among Women at the Faculty of Psychology and Social Sciences (National, Arabic, Qajari Chador)

asghar asgari khanegah; Atefeh bahadori Nejad

Volume 1, Issue 1 , August 2014, , Pages 47-69


  Abstract Women's clothing has witnessed remarkable changes in history. Among all these coverings, chador bears a special significance. The developments that have rose as a result of changes in the form and usage of this covering has always been appealing to critics and researchers. This covering has ...  Read More

Industry against Tradition: Pathology of the Development Trend in Iran

morteza farhadi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , August 2014, , Pages 71-131


  The traditional culture of undeveloped countries has been attacked by modernity during centuries of orientology literature in a more descriptive and indirect form, and around 70 years after the World War II in a direct and theorized form. In this paper, different results have been achieved based on the ...  Read More

Comparison between Native and Official Culture and Knowledge

amir saberi; ismaiel karami dehkordi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , August 2014, , Pages 181-203


  In the course of realization of constant development of villages with people-based orientation aiming at their empowerment, the native knowledge is the most significant part of development in terms of local beliefs, values, methods and knowledge. Experience shows that not only is the native knowledge ...  Read More

Ethnobotany of wild plants in Bestam region of Selseleh county, Lorestan province

Ahmad Bazgir; Pourhashemi Mehdi

Volume 8, Issue 15 , March 2021, , Pages 85-158


  Human from the past to the present in many ways to survive and improve their quality of life are dependent on plants of different ways. Ethnobotany .The aim of this study is to comprehensively study the Ethnobotany of wild plants in Bestam region in Lorestan province from the Zagros forest. The human ...  Read More

Role of Localization and Indigenous Knowledge in Sustainable Rural Development

jompor mahmood

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2015, , Pages 50-79


  Experiences have manifested that local techniques and indigenous knowledge are the best way for achievement of sustainable livelihood development. The indigenous knowledge is adapted to environmental, social and economic local conditions. It is a part of social and cultural capital of local communities ...  Read More

Hafshejan: Iranian Sculpture Art Center Reading and introducing sculptural works (tombstones and stone lions)

Mohammad Afrough

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 01 October 2022


  Hafeshjan is one of the most important centers for cutting and producing stone works (tombstones and stone lions). hafshjani stone carving artists have been engaged in this profession for generations and are now one of the active centers in the production of various types of stone works is includes a ...  Read More

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Hallmarks of Etemad Carpets: An Analysis Based on the Qazvin Museum’s Collection

samaneh kakavand

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 10 July 2023


  In 1930, the Etemad Carpet Company was founded in Qazvin, Iran, and by the end of its 11-year run, it had transformed the city’s long carpet-making tradition. This article explores the hallmarks of Etemad carpets in the historical context in which the company operated. Analyzing the designs of ...  Read More

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Physical-spatial Changes of Residential Buildings from the Perspective of Indigenous Values

Mahshid Radaei; Parisa Hashempour; Farhad Ahmadnejad; Hamed Beyti

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 23 July 2023


  Iranian historical buildings are manifestations of the worldview and cultural-social-ecological structure, which is based on indigenous concepts, principles, and values, and strives to meet the temporal and spatial needs of its users. The historical distance of contemporary times from the progress of ...  Read More

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An ethnobotanical study of Scrophularia striata Boiss. and Anchusa italica Retz. using traditional knowledge

Soheila Yousofvand; Abolfazl Sharifian; Hamid Reza Qutbal-Dini

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 04 August 2023


  The current study aimed at providing an assessment of pastoralists’ knowledge in Darreh Shahr county at Ilam province associated with Scrophularia striata and Anchusa italica. In this order, field observations, semi-structured interviews and community feedback methods were used with 57 knowledgeable ...  Read More

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A Study on the Indigenous Knowledge of Cultivation, Spinning, and Traditional Weaving of Holy Cotton

Samera Salimpour Abkenar; Amir Anvari Moghaddam

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 13 November 2023


  Traditional spinning and weaving have been formed following the climatic, material, and spiritual needs of different relatives. Generally, the natural resources of each region are selected as the first option for the production of hand-woven textiles. This research introduces a valuable plant resource ...  Read More

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Experimental reconstruction of Sgraffito Pottery Known as Aqkand Type

atefe fazel; mehdi razani

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 18 November 2023


  This research has been done, with the purpose of reconstructing the glaze manufacturing technology based on historical formulas with an emphasis on the carved pottery of the middle ages of the Islamic period and based on the experimental- technical method. The main questions are: 1) What was the process ...  Read More

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