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Persian handicrafts: Abaa of Bushehr

TEHRAN – Abaa is a kind of loose-fitting and long robe worn over clothing. Such an outfit has been produced across Bushehr province and for centuries. In the past, Abaas were made from camel hair so that water did not pass through them, and were in black. The Abaas is considered to be made in […]

Tehran theater to host “All My Sons”

TEHRAN – A reading performance of American writer Arthur Miller’s 1946 popular play “All My Sons” will be staged at the Orkideh Hall of Tehran’s Shahrzad Theater Complex on Saturday. Parnian Karimian will direct the reading performance based on a Persian translation of the play by Hassan Maleki. Karimian, Ali Khayyam, Sadaf Asadollahi, Alireza Salmanian, […]

Iranian actors sympathize with Palestinians in Gaza war  

TEHRAN – A number of Iranian actors have expressed their sympathy with Palestinians in the recent war on Gaza, denouncing Israeli oppression against the women and children in the region. Among the actors is Navid Mohammadzadeh, winner of the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor for his role in Jalilvand brothers’ acclaimed drama “No Date, No […]

Eight eco-lodges to come on stream in South Khorasan

TEHRAN – A total of eight eco-lodge units will come on stream within the next three months across the eastern South Khorasan province, IRNA reported on Wednesday. Some 64 eco-lodges have been established across the province over the past five years, the provincial tourism chief Hassan Ramezani said. A budget of 60 billion rials ($1.4 […]

Giant kilim unveiled in Ardebil

TEHRAN – A giant kilim carpet was unveiled on Sunday in the city of Namin, northwestern Ardebil province. Measuring 24 square meters, the handwoven flooring went on show at a local handicrafts exhibition attended by the province’s governor-general Akbar Behnamju, provincial tourism chief Nader Fallahi and several cultural officials. “Namin is considered as a national […]

“That Day” chronicles Gen. Soleimani’s meeting with “The 23” crew 

TEHRAN – The Owj Arts and Media Organization has recently produced a documentary named “That Day” that gives images of Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani’s meeting with the crew of the 2018 war drama “The 23”. Mikail Dayyani is the director of the 30-minute documentary produced by Mehrdad Moazzami, the Iranian institution that produces revolutionary works in […]

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, […]

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