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Khatam-Kari: A Fabulous Persian Art

Delicate and meticulous marquetry, produced since the Safavid period: at this time, Khatam was so popular in the court that princes learned this technique at the same level of music or painting. 

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An ancient art dedicated to creativity

Engraving(Ghalam Zani) is the art of carving superb designs on various metals such as copper, brass, silver and gold. Isfahan is the main centre for engraving. The artistic work of this course made by the artists are the glorious and undeniable indication of Previous metal work of Iran and in particular Isfahan. The historical discoveries belonging to the ancient times as the Sassanide ( 700AD), the Seljuk - (100 AD) and the Safavid (1600 AD) dynasties indicate a few of the outstanding metal work periods. Resuming this art is due to the diligent attempts of the Late Ostad Mohammad Oraizi and the Late Ostad Mohammad Taghi Zufan during the past eighty years , which has been led to creating tens of...

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You want to know about this simple miracle

Watching colorful painted pieces of cloth, makes you amaze how they are wonderfully ingenuous. Different designs and themes can hold your hand and take you to the world of art. They can plants flowers, animals, historical events, miniature, musicians, dancers, hunting scenes, traditional gyms (zoorkhaneh) and old Iranian literature stories and historical events. The main colors are black, blue, red, green and yellow and the other colors are made by combination of these. All colors are natural, for example red is made by red flower or yellow by pomegranate peels. Ghalamkari is defined as the art of designing and painting on cloth, the word ‘ghalam’ means pen in Persian as they can create marvelous designs with a pen. Its history is even older than the...

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A true masterpiece...

Intro   Termeh is a nice cloth which is woven since Safavi era in Iran.There is an argument between researchers about its origin. Some of them believe that termeh has been made in Kashmir and then brought to Iran.Others say that Iranian have been the innovators of weaving termeh and this material has been taken into concentration like other handicrafts in other parts of the world (Kasmir: Historical region divided between India and Pakistan). But it is a real fact that Iranian termeh in comparison with what ever produced in Kashmir is much better and it has different colors and designs. The only reason that made the Kashmir famous is using a kind of string which is produced by wild goat’s wool. Besides the main place where it...

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Isfahan Grand Bazaar

In Iran, bazaar is not only a shopping centre, but also since long times ago bazaar had certain specifications, which can not be seen in other parts of the world. The grand Bazaar of Isfahan is a complete covered town. The old Isfahan society was concentrated around the Bazaar. Bazaar is a trade and business complex close to all facilities necessary for a town. Bazaar and people who work in Bazaars have always been close and faithful to religions, culture and traditions. In short almost all activities of the city were concentrated around bazaars. There are various places and establishments regarding social affairs of people connected to bazaar. The grand Bazaar of Isfahan is a complete covered town. When entrances to the bazaar were closed,...

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