Basseri Society Case Study

Register to read the introduction… Each tent is occupied by a family group which is represented by a male head. A woman may only be regarded as head if she is a widow and there are no males present, but even in that case, the woman may have a male relative represent her. These tents are units of production and consumption, the tents also hold rights over all movable property over flock, as they can act as independent units of political purpose. For most efficient herding purposes these households combine in small herding units, the composition in which depends on expediency rather than kinship or other basic principals of organization. Since a tent is the basic unit of the Basseri household. Women and men have equal rights they both share the responsibility of making descision that will greatly affect the family in the domestic domain. Labor is also divided among household members by sex and age, but few tasks are allowed to only one sex or one age. Domestic tasks are mainly done by woman and girls. They prepare food, wash and mend cloth, and do spinning and weaving. The men and boys provide the wood and the water. They also participate in the repairs of the equipment and their tents. The general level of nutrition and hygene among the basseri is quite high. They are relatively healthy and robust, which contributes to a high fertility rate in females of the tribe.The average of children a woman can have varies from three to …show more content…
As we know the Baseri culture depends mostly in their herd to support them selves by their product. They travel to different places seeking good pastures for the flock. I have learned a lot from this research paper. The way these people leave is a matter to admire, they leave in tents but each household has a head men. But something that I learned is that men and women have equal rights within their household they exchange duties and labor is divided among family members depending sex and age. I didn’t talk about marriage but I think it is nice to know that marriage occurs between the ages of sixteen and twenty in woman, me a little older. Somehow similar to our society know a days. The father usually equips his daughter with many household items and may give sheep to his son-in-law. Basically the same in my culture we parents tend to give our children who get married everything so that they won’t suffer in their new life. In the religion aspects they don’t have much to write about they traditionally have the life cycle rituals particularly at birth, marriage and death. They have no ritual officers but they call in a holly man from a nearby village to perform their rituals. They also do rituals for agriculture and migration so that they have rain so that their fields have plenty of pasture to support their herds. And the ritual for migration is so that when they travel every

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