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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

Export of handicrafts from Zanjan surpasses $1.3m

TEHRAN – Handicraft products worth more than $1.3 million were exported from Zanjan province in the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 19). Handicrafts provided a very good capacity to generate income and jobs, and led to development of the province, Amir Arjmand, director general of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Zanjan Province […]

Six historical buildings in Gorgan to be turned into guest houses

TEHRAN – Six historical buildings in the city of Gorgan, northern Golestan province, will be repurposed into guest houses, director-general of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Golestan said. “Following the process of restoring the city’s historical buildings, six buildings measuring 1,795 square meters in area with 1,108 square meters of superstructure are being […]

“Holy Bread” wins award at Ulju Mountain Film Festival

TEHRAN- “Holy Bread”, a documentary by late Iranian director Rahim Zabihi, won the Special Youth Jury Award at the 6th edition of the Ulju Mountain Film Festival in Ulsan, South Korea last week, the organizers announced. Produced by Iranian cinematographer Turaj Aslani, the film documents the highly dangerous work of Kurdish Kulbars – workers who […]

Swedish “Cineasterna” releases Iranian movie “Searing Summer” 

TEHRAN – “Searing Summer”, an internationally awarded Iranian movie, was released by the Swedish ‘Cineasterna’ online streaming service. Directed by Ebrahim Irajzad as his debut film, starring actress Parinaz Izadyar, the movie explores the struggles of women in the new era and the problems surrounding the segregation of social classes in modern society. Written by […]

Target villages aim to promote handicrafts in Kordestan

TEHRAN – Thirty-six villages have been identified in the western Kordestan province with the aim of creating jobs through promoting handicrafts in the region. “The development and promotion of handicrafts in the villages will be seriously pursued,” ISNA quoted Yaghoub Guilian, director general of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Kordestan, as saying on […]

“Journey in Blue” comes to Iranian bookstores

TEHRAN-A Persian translation of Danish writer Stig Dalager’s “Journey in Blue: A Novel about Hans Christian Andersen” has recently been published by Saless Publications in Tehran. The book has been translated into Persian by Shaqayeq Qandehari. The book tells the story of Hans Christian Andersen, who is on his deathbed. Doses of morphine cause his […]

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