Carpets of Kerman فرش‎‎ • Traditional Artisans Weaving in Iran

Friday, December 22, 2017

INTERVIEW EXCERPTS MORE INFORMATION & LINKS The art of weaving carpets still survives in Iran, but the tradition is struggling. Four interviews with artisans from Kerman ( کرمان) illuminate the…

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Fresh Fish? The Market in Bandar Abbas • IRAN

Monday, March 7, 2016

Each morning fishermen haul in their loads from the Persian Gulf and the haggling begins: crabs, sharks, fish of all kinds and colors. Many of the bandari woman…

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Arg-e Bam • Iran’s City of Mud • World Heritage

Friday, February 26, 2016

An earthquake in 2003 destroyed the 1000 year old city of mud: Arg-e Bam. Iran’s cultural heritage expert, Hadi Admadi, was there from the first day. He was…

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The Feast • Lunchtime with the Omrani Family • Bandar Abbas • IRAN

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Almost every day, the Omrani family comes together to eat – brothers, wives, father and mother, kids and infants. On this particular day in November 2015, during the…

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Because of my BLOOD • Pateh Needlework • Kerman • IRAN

Friday, March 20, 2015

Opening the door to Mrs. Mitra Moinzadeh’s art room is like opening the door to a secret garden. As Faly Golshan (her daughter-in-law) explains, Mrs. Moinzadeh collects artistry done…

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The Art of HAIR • Morteza Mottaghi • Tehran • IRAN

Friday, March 13, 2015

“I studied fine art and I know sculpture, I know make up, I know design. I worked 18 years in make up; in cinema and theater, television. Some…

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BREAD • Baked Fresh Daily • Esfahan • IRAN

Friday, March 6, 2015

Iranians love their bread. All throughout the land, Iranians stand in line for freshly baked bread. There are a few varieties but most are flat bread. They’ll eat…

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BRICKS • Traditional Building Methods • Qom • IRAN

Friday, February 27, 2015

Right outside of Qom, Iran, there are a number of brick makers. Most are using some modern type of technology but there are many who still make bricks…

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POWER Workout • Zurkhaneh Ritual • Tehran • IRAN

Friday, February 20, 2015

Zurhkaneh (Pahlevani and zoorkhaneh) is a kind of traditional Iranian power work out. I was invited to a suburb of Tehran to see the club exercise. The drums…

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