Colorful Iran: ‘Ga griv’ by Bakhtiari nomads
Ga griv, which literally means weeping, is a kind of elegy recited by Bakhtiari nomads, a subgroup of Lors, who live in southwestern Iran.
Ga griv is recited mostly by women during funeral ceremonies. They are mainly spontaneous lyrics, created according to characteristics of the late. Nowadays men also recite ga griv for dead persons as well. It is mostly description of good characteristics and habits of the person.
Various tribes and ethnic groups who live in different parts of Iran are just like colors, which make a great painting. Iran is home to about 20 ethnic groups who live in different regions of the country.