I remember driving through Yazd on my way to Baluchistan. It was perhaps the first desert community I had ever seen. I still have in my possession some Yazdi cloth I bought there: bright, stripped cotton, very nice.
I also remember visiting London School of Economics. Great centre of anthropology.
You would be most welcome to contribute to the group the Anthropology of Iran (as well as the others groups you care to join). It might be worth a look to see if you are interested. Input from Iranians would enrich the site.