Choukha

2017

Every year on 14th of Farvardin (April 3rd), more than 50,000 people from all over Iran go to “Zeinal-khan” arena in Esfarayen to watch a wrestling match. This tournament is one of the most famous local sports in Iran, where Olympic athletes and world champions participate in the championship. “Choukha” is the name of the clothing that the wrestlers wear here, which consists of a short cape that wrestlers tighten with a white shawl.

By: Javid, Farzam, Mohammad/Podium Photos