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Islamic Calligraphy Festival in Iran

Islamic Calligraphy Festival in IranIslamic Calligraphy Festival in Iran

The First Islamic World Thuluth Calligraphy Festival will be held at Imam Ali (AS) Religious Arts Museum in Tehran late January, 2015.

An exhibition of works by 50 artists and calligraphers, on the subject of the Holy Qur’an and Hadith from Iran, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and the UAE, will be displayed at the festival, MNA reported.

According to the festival head Iraj Naeemaei, the exhibition aims at providing a link between calligraphy and art of pictorial carpet. The best works will be presented to artists and carpet weavers in the form of designs for pictorial carpets.

The festival will be held on January 28 in memory of the late artist Ayatollah Seyyed Morteza Nojoumi, who was one of the well-known interpreters of the Qur’an, member of the Academy of Arts and a literary figure. His works are part of the exhibition.

Works of the late artists Habibollah Fazaeli, Ayatollah Najafi Zanjani and Mohammadreza Ghanbari will also be on display.