Persian Arts

Plasterwork and Mirror Work Persian Plaster Carving and Decoration With Mirrors

Persian Plaster Carving & Decoration With Mirrors

Plasterwork GACH-BORI, plasterwork or stucco, has been used as a building material in Persia for more than 2,500 years. Originally it may have been applied as a rendering to mud brick walls to protect them from the weather, but it … Read More

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Gereh-chini & Orosi-sazi (Persian Art & Architecture)

Two kinds of stained glass work became common in Iran: Gereh-chini (decorative wood lattice) and Orosi-sazi (sash-style). Gereh-chini (decorative Islamic geometric art form) This is one of the branch of architectures and traditional tiling. Gereh is an Islamic decorative art … Read More

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Ghalamkar,the Art Creation of a Role on a Linen Cloth

Ghalamkar (Calico) is one of the oldest crafts of ancient Persian which was in the peak of fame for centuries. This sort of cloth is prepared of pure cotton. The Calico (Ghalamkar) implies the creation of a role on a linen … Read More

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Persian Tiles the Most Beautiful Tile Work in the World

Persian Tiles: Extraordinary Decorative Tile Mosaics

The creation of Persian tiles began about 1200 A.D. and Persian tiles decorating reached it’s zenith in the 18th and 19th centuries. On any tour for first time visitors, there are the “musts,” of course: the ancient ruins at Persepolis, … Read More

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Ghalamzani The Persian Art of Engraving

Ghalamzani (The Persian Art of Engraving on Metal)

Ghalamzani Engraving with Hammer & Chisel (Silverwork) Silver is a precious metal discovered in about 600 BC. Apart from the historical precedence of Ghalamzani, most people do not know enough about this beautiful artistic endeavor. Ancient art in Persia has … Read More

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Persian Khatam A Unique Art of Multilayer Wood & Metal Inlaying

Persian Khatam, An Ancient Persian Technique of Inlaying

Persian Khatam, An Ancient Persian Technique of Inlaying Inlaid work Persian Khatam is one of the Persian arts of marquetry wherein the surface of wooden or metallic articles is decorated with pieces of wood, bone and metal cut in a … Read More

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Persian Pottery, A Masterpiece of Persian Handicrafts

Persian Pottery: A Masterpiece of Pottery Art “The taste and talent of this people can be seen through the designs of their earthen wares”, R. Ghirshman The history of the art of pottery in Iran goes back into ancient time. … Read More

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Persian Miniature: The Art of Richly Detailed Painting

A Persian miniature is a richly detailed miniature painting which depicts religious or mythological themes from the region of the Middle East now known as Iran. The art of miniature painting in Persia flourished from the 13th through the 16th … Read More

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Persian Calligraphy: The glorious art of Iranian

Persian Calligraphy; One of the most revered arts throughout history of Iran The art of calligraphy is one of the reputable and famous arts in Iran. The glorious art of calligraphy and its numerous decorations have always been praised by … Read More

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Persian Rugs: A Symbol of Iranian Originality

As mentioned in the introduction of the encyclopedia of the Iranian hand-woven carpet & Persian rugs: “Iran is known in the world for two distinguished things: poetry and carpet. In other words, Iranian taste and Iranians’ aesthetic taste has been … Read More

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