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Human experiences of the environment can produce conceptual structures in mind which are used to organize thought and then language across a range of more abstract domains. Johnson (1987) calls these structures “Image Schemas”. These schemas are proposed as a more primitive level of cognitive structure underlying metaphor and provide a link between bodily experience and higher cognitive domains such as language. These schemas are divided into three groups: Containment, Path and Force schemas. As our standard language in Iran is Persian, Other dialects are exposed to be extinct. Taleshi is one of these dialects which has some similarities with old Persian. In this article, we studied Johnson’s image schemas in Taleshi’s proverbs and measured each schema’s frequency. The data were gathered through interviews with Taleshi native speakers, especially the illiterate ones and also examining the proverbs in some Taleshi’s books. The result showed that the frequency of containment schema was more than the others.