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Shooting the Rosewater Festival in Qamsar for Atlas Obscura

Every Year during the spring time, a small town in the highlands of central Iran called Qamsar, starts the harvesting of pink roses, many workers gathering them for rosewater distillers, A Persian tradition dating back to 2500 years ago.

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A blooming rose in Farfehan village of Qamsar.

A blooming rose in Farfehan village of Qamsar.

a close-up of Javad jafari's hand picking a rose

a close-up of Javad jafari's hand picking a rose

A worker hand picking roses in the 900 Jaribi land in Qamsar.

A worker hand picking roses in the 900 Jaribi land in Qamsar.

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a worker taking a rest after a hard work of handpicking roses in the 900 Jaribi land.

a worker taking a rest after a hard work of handpicking roses in the 900 Jaribi land.

Filling the copper vats with roses, in Qamsar rosewater museum.

Filling the copper vats with roses, in Qamsar rosewater museum.

Pouring water in the copper vat full of handpicked roses.

Pouring water in the copper vat full of handpicked roses.

In the Shahre Golab Rosewater Store, the distillation process has begun.

In the Shahre Golab Rosewater Store, the distillation process has begun.

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Rosewater products, such as these inside the Shahre Golab Rosewater Store, are sought after by visitors to the town.

Rosewater products, such as these inside the Shahre Golab Rosewater Store, are sought after by visitors to the town.