Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Trip to the Sangak Noonvah

I'm excited to start a new feature on the blog- small video clips of everyday sites and sounds of life in Iran. The first one comes from a sangak noonvah, bread bakery. In a previous post, I wrote about the different kinds of Iranian bread and how bread is a staple of the Iranian diet. Here's a trip I took to buy some sangak bread. (This is the one that is baked on pebbles.). You'll see that as the bread comes out of the tanoor, oven, people flick off the little rocks that are still on it. Also notice the lovely example of taarof (in gesture form) between the two men after the baker hands out the first loaf. Now you learned one gesture- gesturing with the hands like that means befarmaeed, please/go ahead/after you. 

Check it out- sangak is longer than a torso in length!

I hope you enjoyed this first clip.

**More mini clips and virtual mini tours to come...**


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