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Qajar Ruler’s Photo Exhibit at Golestan

Qajar Ruler’s Photo Exhibit at GolestanQajar Ruler’s Photo Exhibit at Golestan

Thirty photographs taken 130 years ago by Nasser al Din Shah of the Qajar dynasty, who ruled in Iran from 1848-1896, will go on display from today, May 23, for a week at Golestan Palace complex in Tehran.

The photos, to be showcased on the occasion of the national Cultural Heritage Week, will be exhibited at the palace Photo House. Among them is the first self-portrait taken by the art-enthusiastic king, said Masoud Nosrati, head of the Golestan Palace world heritage site.

The complex has made available a number of exotic rugs at its anthropology museum for the week. The 17 carpets belong to the  Qajar (1785-1925) and Pahlavi (1925-1979) eras, ISNA quoted Nosrati as saying.

About the rugs, Nosrati said the silk and wool carpets were woven in the cities of Arak (Markazi Province), Tabriz (East Azarbaijan) and Sanandaj (Kurdistan Province). “Their makers, however, are not known.”

There are currently 350 rugs at the Golestan Palace treasury which are to be showcased on different occasions.

Nine copies of valuable manuscripts belonging to the complex are also to be displayed for the first time.

 

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