Beautiful art of Persian penmanship

Beautiful art of Persian penmanship ... 11/01/2017 Arts, #Bazaar, #Calligraphy, #Culture, #INA, #India, #Iran, #Iranian, #Isfahan, #Persian, #Persian_calligraphy

Published : Jan 11, 2017, 12:40 am IST
Nine award-winning artists and calligraphers from Iran create magic at the ongoing Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar.
Some of the work on display at the Annual Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar at Dilli Haat, INA.
With a bamboo kalam and golden watercolour, calligrapher Ali Kheyri sits absorbed in his art, demonstrating the penmanship of beautiful Persian calligraphy. One of the nine award-winning artisans at the ongoing Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar, Ali along with Indian artisans is working on a book about folk stories for children.
At the 31st Annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar in Dilli Haat, artisans from Iran and India are holding live demonstrations, offering visitors a chance to interact, learn and explore Iranian handicrafts and textiles. Titled ‘Namayeshgahsanaye-e-Dasti Iranva Hind’, the exhibition, organised by the Dastkari Haat Samiti in collaboration with Iran Culture House revitalises the art and cultural ties of both nations.
Talking about Persian calligraphy, Mohammad Nekouei, supervisor, Artisan Group International Fair, Handicraft Association of Isfahan, says, “Calligraphy is one of the most important Iranian crafts.” He mentions that the motifs, techniques and forms of Iranian calligraphy can be difficult to teach to Indian artisans because they are very different. On being asked about the dominance of calligraphy in Iran, he says, “There are very few excellent full-time calligraphers in Iran now. As part of the academic curriculum, very few universities teach calligraphy.”
With his first visit to India, Mohammad is excited to work with Indian calligraphers and states, “I really feel honoured to be part of this unique festival. We are utilising this platform to learn Indian style of calligraphy, as it is very different from our style.”
‘wonderful’ being here and interacting with the Indian artisans and craftsmen. “. It is a wonderful feeling to be here with people who are so friendly and helpful,” says Mohammad.
The Annual Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazar is currently taking place at Dilli Haat, INA, from 11 am to 9 pm.

--- ---

Read more from Source »

Related articles based on keyword density
A Taste of Persia in Los Angeles ... 08/06/2016 Cuisine
By Lauren R. Rublin Persian cuisine is among the most savory of Iran’s exports, and one of the best places to sample its herb-and fruit-laced dishes i...View Details»

Nasta‘liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy | Explore + Learn | Freer... 29/03/2015 Arts
Nasta‘liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy September 13, 2014–May 3, 2015 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery This is the first exhibition of its kind to focu...View Details»

Iran’s water crisis the product of decades of bad planning - The Washi... 03/07/2014 Nature
By Jason Rezaian July 2 at 7:00 AM Follow @jrezaian TEHRAN — Iran is headed for a water shortage of epic proportions, and little is being done to re...View Details»

'Sulh-E-Kul' - Artistic bridges of love from Persia | Business Standar... 25/02/2015 Arts
IANS | Mumbai February 25, 2015 Last Updated at 11:38 IST *** Box painted and decorated with Khatam kari marquetry, a typical kind of work in wood...View Details»

Iranian cinema comes into focus at TIFF Cinematheque - The Globe and M... 07/03/2015 Fun
*** Close-Up is a film about the power of film to erase the differences between life and art. (Janus) KATE TAYLOR The Globe and Mail Published Friday,...View Details»