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Iran Carpet Museum to honor Ferdowsi

iran carpet museum to honor ferdowsi

Iran's Carpet Museum is planning to mark the National Day of Ferdowsi by mounting an exhibition of carpets inspired by the works of the epic Persian poet.

The event will display 26 hand-woven carpets and rugs created by veteran carpet designer Seyyed Mohsen Mousavi-Sirat based on the themes and concepts developed in Ferdowsi's masterpiece Shahnameh (The Book of Kings).

The carpets are adorned on the margins with poetic arabesques, woven in a traditional Persian style, CHTN reported.

Iran will honor its most famous epic poet on May 15 for his efforts to revive the Persian language and cultural traditions.

Ferdowsi's magnum opus Shahnameh is a classic among epic Persian poetry and recounts Iran's mythical and historical past. The romance of Zal and Rudaba, the Seven Stages (or Labors) of Rostam, Rostam and Sohrab, Siavash and Sudaba, Rostam and Akvan Div, the romance of Bizhan and Manizheh and Rostam and Esfandyar are among the most popular Shahnameh stories.

Source: presstv.ir

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