Category: Art
Saeidi vocalist brothers dedicate music video “Your Pure Way” to health workers

TEHRAN – Vocalist brothers Ali and Mohammad Saeidi have dedicated their new music video entitled “Your Pure Way” to health workers in appreciation of their essential service during the pandemic. The twin brothers released the music video on Wednesday to celebrate Iran’s national Twins’ Day and International Nurses Day, they said in a press release. […]

“Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?” at Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN – American philosopher Richard Jacob Bernstein’s book “Why Read Hannah Arendt Now?” has recently been published in Persian in Tehran. Ashian is the publisher of the book rendered into Persian by Hamid Qanei. Recently there has been an extraordinary international revival of interest in Hannah Arendt. She was extremely perceptive about the dark tendencies […]

Coins of Parthian, Abbasid, and Safavid eras restored in Zanjan museum  

TEHRAN – A total of 25 coins, which date from the Parthian, Abbasid, and Safavid eras, have recently been restored in a museum laboratory in Zanjan. “The restoration work conducted on these coins included chemical mechanical surface cleaning and stabilization,” a local tourism official announced on Sunday. According to Encyclopedia Iranica, coins and coinage, standardized […]

Ancient rituals, bread-making skills win cultural heritage status

TEHRAN – A total of eleven cultural elements passed down from generation to generation in Fars province have been registered in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts on Saturday announced the inscriptions in a letter to the governor-general of the southern province, CHTN reported. Three separate traditional […]

Iranian handicrafts: Darayi-Bafi of Yazd

TEHRAN – The history of Yazd, which is known for its atmospheric alleyways, forests wind-catchers, and mud-brick houses, has entwined with the history of its textile industry. Darayi-Bafi is one of the subcategories of the traditional textile industry of Yazd. Icut is a Malayan word with the meaning of “to tie and dye”, but in […]

Karaj seeks to become national city of handicrafts

TEHRAN –Karaj, the capital of the northcentral Iranian province of Alborz, eyes to be named a national city of handicrafts, the provincial tourism official has said. Due to Alborz’s status as the capital of tribes and the presence of various ethnic groups living in this region, the handicrafts in this region are of great variety, […]

Iranian archaeologist Ahmad Kabiri Hendi dies at 76

TEHRAN – The Iranian archaeologist and architectural conservator Ahmad Kabiri Hendi, who joined plenty of archaeological explorations in his motherland, died in a Tehran hospital on Sunday. He was 76. Born in 1945 in Tehran, he studied archeology at the University of Tehran. He was employed by the national organization for the preservation of antiquities […]

Ancient crafts: a glance at ‘Nazok-Kari’ in Urmia

TEHRAN – Nazok Kari, or craft of making very delicate objects, both applicable and artistic, from wood, is one of the Persian crafts which is practiced in Urmia for centuries. Nazok-Kari is typically made through two approaches. In one method, small and fine pieces are cut from woods with different colors, and then they are […]

“Seven and a Half” honored at Texas filmfest 

TEHRAN – Iranian drama “Seven and a Half” won an honorable mention at the Indie Meme Film Festival in Austin, Texas, the Organizers announced on Sunday. The film written and directed by Navid Mahmudi received the honor in the narrative feature catgory. 16 films from South Asia were also screened at the festival, which was […]

“Benjamin” crowned best at Tanzanian animation festival 

TEHRAN – Iranian movie “Benjamin” has won the award for best feature at the Kwetu International Animation Film Festival in Tanzania. Directed by Mohsen Enayati, the film is about Benjamin, who played a role in the lives of the Israelite people in ancient Egypt. Benjamin is the story of a boy who has to go […]

What’s in Tehran art galleries

Note: Some of the following art exhibitions are being organized online in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. Painting * An exhibition of paintings by Hani Najm is currently underway at Negar Gallery. Entitled “From Far Away TO Nearby”, the exhibit will be running until April 28 at the gallery located at 33 […]

Mollabashi historical house in Isfahan, Iran

Mollabashi Historical House is registered on the National World Heritage list. This house is placed in the cultural texture near other Isfahan Historical Houses. Stained glass windows and mirrored walls are part of the outstanding architecture of this house. Isfahan, Iran, April 22, 2021. IRNA/ Arshide Shahanghi

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