Category: Art

Themes in Persian Literature

  History and Myths Due to the religious background of the literature in pre-Islamic Iran and the intermingling of ancient Persian myths with Zoroastrianism and also its fusion with the religious Sassanid government history and myth writing has deep roots in Persian literature. In the New Persian language which separated from the Middle Persian after Islam writing literal history and myths have been done repeatedly.  The historical Prose and mythology…

Persian Pottery and Ceramics

Persian Ceramics and Pottery Persian Pottery and Ceramics Pottery is one of the first and most important inventions of mankind. Through studying the potteries archaeologists elicit social and economic information about different historical periods. The potteries found in different countries provide us with comparative information about the lives, history, religions, social relations and attitudes of people who have lived many centuries ago. Persian ceramics, Persian pottery The history of Persian pottery…

Persian Classical Music

Persian classical music includes instruments, tunes, and songs. It has existed from thousands of years BC. This music has been present in the lives of Persians. Nowadays, more beautiful, understandable and simple classical music are accessible. A large part of the Middle East, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, and Greece have been affected by the impact of this music. Each has had a partial role in shaping it. However, among…

Persian Miniature Painting

A Persian miniature painting is a richly-detailed painting typically depicting religious or mythological themes of Persian or Quranic events and also illustrations of a romantic tale or epic poetry. They were mostly book illustrations or separate works of art. Persian miniature paintings were originally book illustrations and were initially Persian illuminated manuscripts. The use of these miniatures were for literary, scientific, and historical books. However, Persian miniatures are small, but…

Khatam

  Khatam is an exquisite technique of inlaying and a type of Persian handicraft which has a very long history. The History of Khatam There are different narratives among Khatam artists about the originator and the inventor of Khatam. But what is clear is that we don’t know who invented it first. “The starting point of this art is not clear and whatever people say about it are legends. Some…