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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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Experimental reconstruction of Sgraffito Pottery Known as Aqkand Type

atefe fazel; mehdi razani

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 1-37


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

Samera Salimpour Abkenar; Amir Anvari Moghaddam

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 39-79


  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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Tazareh Stone Castle Of Damghan: A defensive and multi-purpose fortress

shima DOOLABI; mohammadnabi salim

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 81-111


  The parameter of this research is to investigate a structure that has a defensive position and a geostrategic position in Iran, which with its special components such as: defense power, deterrent geography, environmental control and transit connection, has played an important role in the passive defense ...  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

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 113-151


  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

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

Mohammad Afrough

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 153-203


  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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An indigenous scholar of traditional medicine with the claws of the Savalan wolf A case study of Aleli Khayav village (Meshkinshahr)

ammar ahmadi; Vahid Rashidvash; Yaqub Sharbatian; ali Baseri; Mohammad Hadi Mansour Lakoraj

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 205-238


  The main objective of present research is to explore indigenous knowledge of traditional medicine within the beliefs of people, particularly rural women in the village of Alni, Meshkin Shahr. The methodology employed in this study is Malinowski's simultaneous analysis, interpreting narrative interviews ...  Read More

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Explaining the relationship between spatial organization and orientation of historical houses with emphasis on the role of the entrance (Case study: Vernacular houses of Tabriz in the Qajar period)

azita belali oskui; yahya jamali; elmira karimi pour; javad kheiri

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 239-277


  This research has been done with the descriptive-analytical method with the aim of explaining the relationship between the orientation of the Qajar houses of Tabriz and their spatial organization from the perspective of the entrance system. During the investigations, the purpose of the entrance design ...  Read More

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Anthropological investigation in two threshing heap stamp and cultivation and ownership system of landlords in markazi province: Komijan city and Esfandan village

Ahmad Sohrabinia; Majid MontazerZohouri

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 279-317


  Ownership of lands, feudalism systems and division of agricultural products has a long history in Iran. Agricultural system from demission and division of lands till the three step of cultivating, keeping and harvesting then division of products as well as taking tax, needs a regular circle and recording ...  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

Volume 10, Issue 20 , October 2023, Pages 319-352


  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

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

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

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

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

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A research on the local knowledge and art of Kormanji braids

Mohammad Afrough

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 January 2024


  Ili and nomadic braids are a part of the weaving system and an outstanding example of the native arts of this layer, which is remarkable in the artistic and visual field. in the meantime, kormanji weavings in north Khorasan are a part of this system, which has visual capacity and capabilities in terms ...  Read More

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Study on Fabric Types in the Qajar era Kitchen and Catering Based on Harvard University Digital Archives

ameneh mafitabar

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 14 January 2024


  Textiles had wide-ranging applications in people's daily lives during the Qajar era, as in any other era. This study aimed to identify different applications of fabrics in Qajar kitchens and catering and also examine their decorations and accessories. The main research question is how can the digital ...  Read More

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Intangible Cultural Heritage, Roots of Survival and Vitality of the Takāya in Gorgan

Maryam Mohammadi; Reza Rahimnia; Amir Mohammad Moazezi Mehr-e-Tehran

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 08 May 2024


  Intangible cultural heritage is a bridge that connects the past to the present and the present to the future. The intangible heritage of Gorgan has also brought the dynamism and vitality of Gorgan's historical context from long ago to the present day by flowing in the neighborhood centers. these centers ...  Read More

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Analysis of the Prince and Captive Fabric Preserved in the Metropolitan Museum

Zahra Taghadosnejad; Abolfazl Davodiroknabadi; Mohammad-Reza Sharifzadeh

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 15 May 2024


  As one of the important occupations, cloth weaving played a significant role in the economy, culture and social conditions of Iranian society in the Safavid era. Due to the support of the court and rulers, this profession experienced significant growth and development. The expansion of textile workshops ...  Read More

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The role of lordly ownership in the Iranian farmsteads in the Qajar and Pahlavi periods; with a focus on Qazibala Farmstead in Qom

Hosein Raie

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 15 May 2024


  Throughout history, Iranians' livelihoods were contingent on agriculture and farming, and affluent landowners and lords were regarded as noble and high social strata. Existing historical and archaeological records and documents demonstrate agricultural heritage sites in Iran's cultural area. Some are ...  Read More

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