Persian Arts

Take a look at Iranian Arts

Persian arts are on the top list in the world. Persian Arts which is also known as the Iranian Arts divided into lots of categories which we will glimpse on them: 

Persian carpet

 
 Persian Art, Persian carpet


The Persian carpet or Persian rug is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and dates back to ancient Persia. The Iranians were among the pioneer carpet weavers of the ancient civilizations, having achieved a superlative degree of perfection through centuries of creativity and ingenuity. There are several types of Persian carpet you can find in Iran, Silk Carpet, Rug, Qlim, gabe,  Read more…

Persian bas relief

 
 Iranian art, Persian reliefs


Persian relief carving has a history dating back to thousands of years. Achaemenian reliefs, Sassanian Reliefs are still to be found in Persepolis & Necropolis being a hub of relief creations of antiquity. Relief is a technique used in sculpting. This involves cutting out material and leaving the actual Sculpture raised out from the material. This was a primary art form in many ancient civilizations. Read more…

Persian literature

 
 Art of Iran, Persian literature


Persian literature is by far the most stalwart expression of the Iranian genius. While there are interesting works in prose, it is poetry where the Iranian literature shines at its most. Flourishing over a period of more than a millennium, it was esteemed and imitated well beyond the confines of the Iranian homeland. The literature of Iran's direct and recently lost territories in the Caucasus (most notably Azerbaijan), as well as Turkey and indirectly the Mughal Empire developed under its influence.
Some notable Iranian poets are Ferdowsi, Khayyam, Hafiz, Attar, Sa'di, Nizami, Sanai, Rudaki, Rumi, Jami, Nima Yushij and Shahriar.

Persian architecture

 
 Art of Persia, Persian architecture


Iranian architecture makes use of abundant symbolic geometry, using pure forms such as the circle and square, and plans are based on often symmetrical layouts featuring rectangular courtyards and halls. From astonishing Persian Achaemenid Empire & Persian Sassanid Empire to the glorious Islamic periods, the magnificent elements used in Iran architecture to make it as rich as before. The architecture of Iran experiences different materials with various patterns to be one of the important places in the world. Using mosaic, different types of tile, stucco, plaster, different types of brick, … are the heritage of our ancestors. 

Persian Tile work

 
 Arts of Persian, Persian tile works


History of tile decoration in Iran goes back to the prehistoric period. Among the various and beautiful decorated arts in Iranian architecture, Tile working has been an important role. Through walking in ancient ruins of Persepolis & Apadana Palace in Susa to the glorious Islamic architectural period of Iran, Safavid Mosques, The Persian gardens of Shiraz in different times to the eye-catching Palaces in Capital Tehran, The up & downs of tile working as the most astonishing & important character of the building is obvious. The art of tile working blossomed in the Islamic period of Iran; experience its zenith in the 18th & 19th centuries. 

Persian calligraphy

 
 Art in Iran


Persian calligraphy is one of the most famous arts in ancient Persia and Today Iran. It is one of the most revered arts throughout the history of Iran. The writing system in use in Persia since early Islamic times grew out of the Arabic alphabet.  There are several scripts in Iran, particularly Persian-style Kufic, with the Pahlavi and Avesta script reveals a number of similarities between them. “Nastaliq” is the most popular contemporary style among classical Persian calligraphy scripts that is known as “Bride of the Calligraphy Scripts”.  

Persian turquoise 

 
 Iranian Arts


Including turquoise is considered as the most valuable handicraft from ancient Persia. Using pieces of a turquoise stone in mosaic fashion, pieces of jewelry, on the surface of dishes or decorative objects show the importance of this valuable gem in the history of Persia.