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Khatam - Why I am fascinated by Khatam art!

Khatam Artwork Khatam Kari Persian Handicraft

Khatam - Why I am fascinated by Khatam art!

Have you ever heard of khatam? Maybe you have and that's why you are on our blog or maybe you have not. However, now that you are here find out about this alluring ancient Persian design. Khatam artwork is used for decorating surface of objects with delicate, breath- taking and precisely cut geometric patterns. Khātam is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. As surprising as it may sound in each cubic centimetre of inlaid work there...

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Sizdah BeDar – Lucky number 13!

Sizdah BeDar – Lucky number 13!

Across the globe, the number 13 is generally considered to be unlucky. In fact, people often avoid this number at all costs! However, Iranians are coming together to shed the bad omens around the number 13 and instead cast it into positivity, happiness and great joy. ‘How is this possible?’, you ask. Celebrating Sizdah Be-Dar on the thirteenth day of Farvardin (the first month of the Iranian calendar), Iranians gather on this special day to celebrate an Iranian festival tradition. Also referred to as ‘Nature Day’, Sizdah Be-Dar is an official holiday in Iran and is a universally festive and...

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Celebrating Nowrouz

Celebrating Nowrouz

‘Nowruz transcends national borders, religious divides and other differences to unite communities with bonds of goodwill. Such common purpose can help humanity rise to this moment in history.’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Photo by IranReview On Monday (20th March), people across the world gathered for one of the biggest celebrations in the calendar year – Nowruz. Coinciding with the Spring Equinox, this ancestral festivity marks the first day of spring and symbolizes the rebirth of nature. Nowruz, which quite literally translates to ‘new day’ in Farsi (Persian), is the Iranian celebration of the Persian New Year and all things new. On this...

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IMPACT Magazine interviews Elnaz Sedighara

IMPACT Magazine interviews Elnaz Sedighara

IMPACT Magazine interviews Elnaz Sedighara Last week Iran Sheen founder Elnaz Sedighara sat down with the style section of IMPACT magazine to talk about all things Iran Sheen. It was a fantastic experience; the people at the magazine were charming and extremely welcoming. We had a great discussion about the brand, what it represents and the changes it is making in the world of women’s fashion. In particular, it was great to express our main ethos of communicating Iranian culture through design and handicrafts on a global scale. Iran Sheen is the first UK platform to sell Iranian contemporary designs,...

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Eslimi Design

Eslimi Design

The movement of nature is the inspiration for the Eslimi (Islimi) Design. You never come across a hard corner or a broke flow of spiral or rough curves. The spirals radiate more and more until the whole page or material is filled with sweeping and gentle curves. In our opinion the most pleasing and satisfying sight for the eye!. The spirals always start from a natural source, like a seed growing towards the gleam.  Although the Eslimi design is a decorative art that fits the principles of Islam it has been inspired by other notable influences such and Chinese and...

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