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Aspects of Iran
For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewelry.
The Art of Fretwork
Fretwork is one of the hardest handicrafts that have long been practiced in Iran. This art has a decorative purpose and is widely used to beautify architectures.
Tile work is an important Persian art that has played a significant role in the decoration of the Islamic-Iranian architecture.
Come with us for a tour of one of the most attractive and eye-catching performing arts complexes in Tehran!
An Ancient Iranian Art
Needlework, the art of decorating fabrics and clothes, is one of the many handicrafts practiced in Iran today.
This art is one of the ancient crafts practiced in Iran. Artists use classic and modern designs to create masterpieces.
In the past, this Persian art was used to make fine luxury fabrics with pure gold and silver threads, mainly for wealthy people and royals.
Meet the Artist
Wood carving is one of Iran’s numerous age-old traditional crafts. Come with us for a meeting with this master carver and his spectacular wooden images.
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.
Imam Jomeh House
Imam Jomeh house is one of the magnificent buildings of second half of 13th century AH. and was used to be the residence of ‘Imam Jomeh or the Friday Praying Leader, prior to Islamic Revolution. This building comprised of various halls and chambers adorned with beautiful plaster moldings. 2016
Tehran's Darabad Wildlife Museum
Tehran is the largest metropolitan city of Iran. And it is home to many museums with different categories. The Nature & Wildlife Museum of Darabad is one of the most picturesque museums located in the northeast Tehran. 2016
Shahid Motahhari Schoo
Shahid Motahhari School is one of the historical monuments in the capital city of Tehran. It is located in Baharestan Square. The structure was built upon the order of Mirza Hasankhan Sepahsalar, the Chancellor of Nasereddin Shah during the Qajar era. In the past, it was names Sepahsalar or Naseri School, but later on it was named after Ayatullah Motahhari, an Iranian scholar, cleric and politician. 2016
The Tehraniha House in Yazd
The Tehraniha house is an ancient house in the city of Yazd. Today, it has been changed to a museum hotel named Fahadan, attracting many tourists yearly. The structure is over 150 years old and belongs to the Qajar era.. 2015
Pahlavanpour Garden in Yazd
Pahlavanpour garden is regarded as a historical site located in the city of Mehriz in Iran’s central province of Yazd. It is one of the 9 registered Persian gardens in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The garden was built more than 170 years ago by Ali Pahlavanpour, one of the merchants of the Qajar era in the 19th century. 2015
In this feature, we visit two important trading centers in Kerman; the Ganjalikhan Bazaar and the Vakil Bazaar. Although the city of Kerman hosts many modern shops and trading centers, the traditional bazaars have a huge role in the city’s industry. 2015
Kerman's Jameh Mosque
The Jameh Mosque of Kerman is a grand congregational mosque located in the southeast of Iran. The ancient mosque was built by Amir Mobarezeddin Mohammad Mozaffari in the 14th century. It has a four-iwan plan. It comprises a rectangular court surrounded by a one-story arcade with four iwans placed at the center of each side. 2015
The Lariha House
The Lariha house is one of the best preserved Qajar era houses in Yazd city, located in the eastern part of central Iran. The house is about 150 years old and covers an area of about 1700 square meters. It was built by Haj Mohammad Ebrahim Lari, a wealthy merchant of the time in the 19th century. 2015
The Ganjali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era building complex. It is located on the east side of the Ganjalikhan Square in the center of Kerman city, in southeastern Iran. Ganjalikhan Caravanserai is among the many sections of the complex. In the past, it was a reputed school that later on was converted into a caravanserai. 2015
Dowlatabad Garden, Yazd
Dowlat Abad Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the desert city of Yazd in central Iran. It’s an authentic Iranian walled garden that annually attracts thousands of tourists. Dowlat Abad garden was originally built by Mohammad Taghi Khan Bafghi more than 250 years ago. The garden is one of the 9 Persian gardens listed as a world heritage site. 2015
Roudkhan Castle is regarded as one of the natural tourist attractions in Gilan Province. 2015
The village of Msouleh is located in the southwest of Rasht, the capital of Gilan Province in the north of Iran. Masuleh is one of Iran’s most popular tourist attractions. Every year thousands of visitors travel to Masuleh to see this unique architecture and scenery. 2015
Abarkuh Cypress Tree & Aghazadeh House
Abarkuh Cypress Tree is located in the city of Abarkuh in Iran’s southeastern province of Yazd. With a height of about 25 meters and circumference of about 18 meters, it is regarded as a major tourist attraction of the region. 2015
Ahvaz is a city located in Khuzestan Province in the southwest of Iran. The Bazaar of Imam Khomeini is one of the main commercial centers of the city. Much of the trade and finance in the city has moved to this traditional bazaar which is about 100 years old. 2015
Jashk Salt Dome & Borazjan Castle
This segment features Jashk salt dome and Borazjan Castle located in the province of Bushehr in southwestern Iran. 2015
I this report, you will know more about Rangoon or Rangooniha mosque in Abadan. It is a historical mosque built by immigrants who came to work in Iran's oil industry. 2015
Meymand Village, Kerman
Meymand Village is located in Kerman Province in the southeast of Iran. The village has been inhabited for more than 12 thousand years. 2015
Reza Abbasi Museum
In this feature we visit a historical attraction in Tehran. The Reza Abbasi Museum consists of three separate galleries showing Iranian art and culture. 2015
Learning about the occupation and history of the people of a region can tell you a great deal about their taste and way of life.
Leeches may not be attractive creatures but actually they have proved to be very beneficial to the human kind.
Let’s take a look at Iran's astronomical society and its activities to find out where Iranians are heading regarding this deeply-rooted science.
The Lovely Mashhad
Recently Mashhad has been considered as the Islamic capital of Iran. It is not only a famous religious destination, but also a historical city.
Invented by ancient Iranians, the "Santur" is a string instrument that is played by striking the strings with light wooden mallets.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part IV
As Iran’s cinema showcase comes to an end, participant can’t wait to find out which of the movies have captured the jury’s attention.
The “Khaajeh Mountain” lies 30 kilometres to the southwest of Zabol, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part III
This year the festival hosted over 300 foreign guests and the number of movies received by secretariat had tripled.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part II
In this section, we will get more about the sideline events of the festival.