Aspects of Iran
History & Culture
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Behind The Scenes
This symbol has adorned artworks, rugs and even buildings through the course of thousands of years.
Art for Peace
To honor the International Day of Peace, nations come together to show their respect for humanity. In Iran various events are held to honor this day.
Here is a closer look at the ancient Persian motif of paisley which has adorned Iran's artworks for thousands of years. This ancient desert stands for life, eternity and birth.
The Persian Ney
It is one of the oldest handmade musical instruments in the world. Some say that it’s actually the human spirit that shows one of its facades through its melodic sound.
Shakh-e-Nabat is a musical play inspired by a classic Persian fable called Cat and Mouse, written by Obeid Zakani.
Melodies of Iran
Persian classical music is the traditional and indigenous music of Iran. Music is a magic force that can unite us all together, despite all differences.
Cartoons & Caricatures in Iran
They speak with a visual language, understood by everyone around the world. They trigger a laugh, and that’s a reaction common among all people.
Those who are looking for a different type of souvenir to take back home from Iran now have a new option.
Iranian Poster Designers
In this feature we will answer basic questions like "what is a poster?", "what makes a poster unique?" and "how far have Iranians come in this field?"
Persian Interior Designs
Lena Spath is a German girl traveling all the way to Iran. She visited every corner of this country and has been inspired by the beauty of Iranian culture and traditions.
Invented by ancient Iranians, the "Santur" is a string instrument that is played by striking the strings with light wooden mallets.
Engraving on Gemstones
In this report, we will take a close look at the history of this art to see how it is performed by the engravers.
Traditional Iranian Bathhouses
Travel through Iran and you can still find traces of hot and cold traditional bathhouses, some of which featuring true architectural wonders.
Gallery Cafes in Tehran
Enjoying your drink while looking at different types of art work can be quite calming, wouldn’t you agree?
Chang: Persia's String Instrument
The harp is so similar to this ancient Persian instrument that some think of it as a modern version.
The Art of Bookbinding
Do you judge a book by its appearance? In other words, how much does the cover affect your decision to buy a book?
Ceramic painting has long been part of Iranian arts, with each region presenting their own designs and motifs that narrate the local history and traditions.
An Ancient Iranian Art
The history of stained glass and lattice window frames runs deep in Iran.
Muharram Art Gallery
The tragic events that took place during the Battle of Karbala leave their mark on anyone who gets to know about them, regardless of culture and religion.
Reverse Glass Painting
The technique was introduced to Iran during the Safavid era, when various forms of art flourished in the country.
Tehran Symphony Orchestra
We’ve got up close and personal with Maestro Shahrdad Rohani, the orchestra’s new conductor.
Ordering stacks of paper sheets, clamping them, and inserting the sheets between a cover are part of a process called bookbinding. This artistic craft prevents the book from decaying or being torn apart over time. Thus, bookbinding’s always accompanied book publication and has increasingly become a thriving trade.
The term earthenware entails objects and utensils that are made of baked clay. It is part of an ancient art that is combined up to this day.
Fashion & Tradition
This feature is about fabric design and designers who have returned to traditional Iranian art, architecture and traditional methods in creating modern clothing. By Gilda Gazor & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
Video games have now been around for decades. Yet, have you ever really given any thought about how the games themselves are made? How are their graphics made? and who are the artists behind the games?! In this feature Reza Nayebi introduces some of Iran's finest video game makers! By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Gold & Calligraphy
Calligraphy has been around for centuries, so as poetry and gold. There is a common factor between these three elements; modern Iranian jewelry comes when hand crafted and designed works of art, verses from classical and contemporary Iranian poets have been described onto gold. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Tarighat Music Band
Music runs in their family...a family who play traditional Persian music generation after generation. Each has their own unique style and talent, but music is their bond. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2016
Fajr Fashion Festival 2016
Annually Tehran hosts the international fashion and clothing festival before the New Year. The goal of the fashion show is to encourage designers to promote novel Islamic and Iranian ideas in clothing throughout the country. Benita Rahimi gives more information. By Benita Rahimi & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
This feature is all about calligraphy painting. Persian calligraphy painting is a unique art in Iran which merges the traditional techniques with modern forms to create an art piece. In this episode, we introduce you to Jamshid Hakimi who has managed to find his own style in this field. We also get to see some of his best works and also learn more about calligraphy painting. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Traditional Iranian Art Center
Tehran is already an exciting place to be in. This Huge metropolis becomes even more exciting when its hidden treasures and attractions are discovered and delved into. We visited the center for traditional Iranian art affiliated to Iran's culture ministry; a place where a perfect collection of exquisite and in some case forgotten artworks are created in their most perfect form by seasoned Iranian master artists. By Amir Mehdi Kazemi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Spring in Tehran
One of the biggest festivities of Iran is Norooz, or New Year that begins on the first day of spring. Although Norooz starts from the first day of spring, rituals and traditions of this ancient festival start from weeks before and one of them is the beautification of all places, from homes to the cities which is taking place this year in a very large scale in the city of Tehran. By Shahriar Azimi & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Versus Sculpture Exhibition
This week we are off to a sculpture festival, and the good news is that we are going to see works from young artists, all under the age of 35, with a great feature ahead of them. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Fajr Intl. Visual Arts Festival
It's the 8th Fajr international festival of visual arts here in the capital and the best opportunity to see artworks from different fields of art. Apart from national artists which have participated from different parts of the country, artists from 40 countries have also taken part in the festival. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
34th Fajr Film Festival
When it comes to entertainment, Iranians get pretty upbeat. Gisoo Misha Ahmadi tells us about the buzz around The 34th International Fajr Film Festival. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
34th Fajr Intl. Theater Festival
A huge part of what makes a country stand out is its culture. A large part of Iran's culture are the annual Fajr festivals, whether it's the music, film or theater. They are all at least a week long gala events. In this feature, we will see some amazing Iranian thespians performing and visit some beautiful theaters in Tehran as we church out the Fajr theater festival. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2016
Art Galleries on Tehran's Jebelli Street
Normally not much goes on in the back streets of North Tehran, but for One Day only in Winter, various galleries with different types of art displays opened their doors to the public. This was an occasion that Samson Seez just couldn’t miss. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2016
In this feature, we will be looking at a new form of art that challenges your notions about what art is. Performance Art started in the 1960's and has made a lot of development in the country. Let's learn more about this art. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 20116
Visual Arts Veterans
In this feature, we visit Tehran's art center to have a look at the latest exhibition, a visual arts festival from the great masters of Iran. Sculptures, paintings, calligraphy and a whole lot more; a great collection to see and enjoy. The best of the best! By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
Sometime people truly take things in life for granted. An object like a candle is taken for granted. Do people ever realize the value of the beauty and the art that goes in to making displaying candles?! For nearly every festive ceremony candles are used. They come in different shapes, sizes and colors. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
This feature is all about the art of glassware, its history, evolution and today’s modern techniques. We’ll focus on decorative objects made with direct heating and see from up close how they’re made. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
'Haft Negah' Art Exhibition
It's the 8th edition of the art exhibition and education 'Haft Negah' here in Tehran and we went there to see some of the spectacular artworks including paintings, sculptures, calligraphies, calligrams and 'coffee shop' style paintings. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
The Art of Patina
In this feature we introduce you to the art of patina which is known as making an object look old and antique like. If you have a passion for antiques and love to make your own, then watch the show to get inspired. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
In this program, the reporter takes a look at wood inlay in Iran. He provides the viewers with background information and the kinds of wood inlay, from marquetry to intarsia. He visits two different craftsmen in Tehran to give more insight on how these artists produce detailed portraits out of delicate veneers of wood. By Reza Golzadeh & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Epigraphy & Calligraphy
This feature is about Iran's past and present art of Epigraphy. The reporter explains how inscriptions developed in the Islamic era in Iran as shown in the National Museum. Also, he visits master calligrapher Ahad Torabi at his house where he presents his inscriptions that are in Nastaliq text. He shows his work that has been sent off to Imamzadeh Saleh and some other few Mosques. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2015
Architectural Paintings Expo
In this feature, we visit an exhibition that has displayed great paintings on architecture, otherwise known as architectural paintings. These works have been displayed for the first time in the country. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
In this feature, we will meet a man who is a master of calligraphy, but not the traditional style that you may have already heard of. His works are a combination of classic calligraphy with modern typology and digital techniques. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami – 2015
Abstract & Real Sculptors
Sculptures and abstract sculptures have been around a long time. These pieces of art play a role in the beauty of modern life and cities. By Reza Nayebi & Hossein Mokarrami – 2015
Decorative glass wear is becoming a very normal thing in today's Iran. In this feature, we will visit a small quaint warehouse that makes things of that nature. There we will also see a group of young women being taught how to make decorative glass wear. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Ceramic & cement tiles have been around forever. Ceramic glazed tiles are not just for floors. They can be used for tables and a lot more. Here we can see how cement tiles are formed, created and molded. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou – 2015
Tehran: a gallery as big as a town
For 10 days images of artworks by renowned Iranian and foreign artists on display on Tehran’s billboards turned the entire capital into one giant art gallery. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid – 2015
In this feature, we visit a miniature exhibition where we learn about the history of this art and its different branches such as illumination and the non-figurative decorations found in borders and panels. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2014
For artists, painting is a medium for conveying their emotions and feelings. In this feature two professional Iranian painters are introduced who have their own unique style of painting. By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
Life in Firouz Kooh
Firouz Kooh is located in east of Tehran. In this report we will see the beautiful landscapes of the region as well as the lifestyle there.
A Flourishing Industry
Iran is among the leading producers of dried fruits and nuts. Let’s learn more about this thriving industry.
Executed with great skill and artistic sophistication, the ancient bas-reliefs of the Shapur I (the 2nd Sassanian king), in the province of Fars in Iran, are considered to be masterpieces of the Sassanian Period.
Sand Sculpting Competition
Join us to have a short trip to the north of Iran to watch this exciting event held in the coastlines of the Caspian Sea.
Saravan & Iranshahr in Sistan & Balouchestan
Come with us as we explore the hidden depths of old Persia, Iran, and immerse yourselves in the stories of the ancestors.
Maragheh; The City of Seven Domes
In this report we will take a quick look at the special features of Maragheh including its famous observatory and the beautiful Soufi Chai River.
Watch this report for a glimpse into the historic Harandeh Village and Burnik Cave.
Wood Industry in Touyserkan
This small city near Hamadan is well known for its quality walnut trees both in Iran and around the world.
The Historic City of Bishapur
Among all the Kings of the Sassanian Empire (224 to 651 AD), three where called Shapur, a name that originated in Old Persia and means “son of king.”