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      Seyyed Ahmad Hatef Esfehani was a famous Iranian poet of the 18th century. He was born in Isfahan and most likely he died there in 1783. Hatef’s date of birth is unknown. Hatef was contemporary to at least seven rulers of Iran.

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    Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (born September 23, 1940 in Mashhad, Iran) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Persian traditional singer, composer and ostad (master) of Persian music. He has been called "Iran's greatest living master of traditional Persian music." Shajarian is also known for his skills in Persian calligraphy, and humanitarian activities.

    winged ibex used as handle of vase from Palace of Darius I, from Shush (ancient Susa), Iran

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    Its modest architecture houses a museum that showcases everything related to the Iranian life - Tehran, IRAN


    The world’s most expensive spice is Saffron. Only one of 75 species of crocus can produce saffron and 90% of it comes from Iran selling for as much as $1,600 to $5,000 per pound. Collecting the 3 stigmas from each individual Saffron Crocus blossom by hand is insanely labor intensive. Each pound of saffron requires about 225,000 stigmas; at three per plant, that’s about 75,000 plants grown over an area the size of a football field. This one-pound harvest takes the better part of a week.

    Blue pottery is widely recognized as a traditional craft of Jaipur, though it is Turko-Persian in origin.The use of blue glaze on pottery made from, Fuller’s earth, is essentially a foreign art which was imported into India.The name 'blue pottery' comes from the eye-catching blue dye used to color the pottery. The technique permeated down to the plains of Delhi, and in the 17th century ended up in Jaipur. The rulers of Jaipur greatly encouraged the art was used to decorate their palaces.


    Love the little bottle...but, do u remember fighting over sar-shir on top of it?..:-)

    iran air

    Sofreh in the yard, old Persian houses. Nostalgia.

    Dance variations inspired by Omar Khayyam - San Jose Persian Community |

    Beautiful! Persian Wedding Dances- Ballet Afsaneh

    The oldest musical notation known so far, on a Babylonian lenticular tablet from 2000-1700 BCE. It was a school text used to teach the Babylonian 4-stringed lute, and the notation is of 2 ascending consecutive heptatonic scales.

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    Pejman Hadadi and Ostad Hossein Alizadeh in concert in New York City, August 2013

    Ostad Hossein Alizadeh and Pejman Hadadi

    Ostad Hossein Alizadeh by Raymond Van Tassell

    Persian aubergines and saffron sauce

    Safavid Art, Iran (Persia)

    Iranian Tea

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