Persian Arts


Persian plasterwork and Decoration With Mirrors

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 was … Read More

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Gereh-chini & Orosi-sazi

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

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 been a massive influence on the arts … Read More

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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 variety of shapes and designs. Materials used in … 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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The Art of Inlaid Turquoise (Firoozeh-Koobi)

Inlaid turquoise is a kind of handicraft made by implanting small pieces of turquoise stone in mosaic fashion on the surface of the dishes, ornaments and decorative objects with copper, brass, silver or bronze bases. Turquoise is rare and valuable … Read More

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Persian Calligraphy; The glorious of Persian Art

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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