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News number: 8806120495

14:18 | 2009-09-03

Culture

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Iranian Artworks at Malaysia's Islamic Art Exhibit

TEHRAN (FNA)- Malaysia's Islamic Arts Exhibition is underway with almost half of its entries belonging to Iranian artists from Safavid era up to the present time.



All the works on display bear the name of their countries of origin and name of Iran is seen more than other countries.

The main hall of the event features moquettes of the greatest and most well-known mosques in the world including Imam Khomeini Mosque in Isfahan. An inscription featuring the history of the mosque has also been installed near the artwork, the Islamic republic news agency reported.

Another piece of writing on the Iranian mosques and other historical monuments such as Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, Gonbad Kavous and Gonbad Soltanieh (in Zanjan) has been pasted on a wall of the hall.

Another hall also displays historical Qur'anic copies, a large number of which have been created by the Isfahani artists living in Safavid era.

Different Iranian military hardware from different periods and precious carpets dating back to 400 years ago are also on display in the event.

Artworks by Iranian artists from different cities such as Kerman, Kashan, Isfahan and Yazd pertaining to Safavid, Qajar and Zand eras are also seen among the entries on display.