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Description - Sofreh by Maryam Khosrowshahi

Sofreh is Persian for 'spread' - originally referring to the cloth used at feast days and religious ceremonies, now also including the colourful flower arrangements, condiments and objects of spiritual or cultural importance used as centrepieces. Book One focuses on the Persian New Year (Nowruz), which is celebrated on the first day of Spring. Book Two explores the elaborate settings for Persian marriage ceremonies (Aqd). AUTHOR: Maryam Khosrowshahi is an art enthusiast who has lived, worked and studied in Iran, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and Switzerland, where she now works on research and design of her personal projects. Dr Willem Floor is an independent scholar specialising in the social and economic history of Iran, and is the author of more than 250 books and articles on a wide range of subjects. Parviz Tanavoli is an internationally recognised contemporary Iranian sculptor, artist, collector and author with a profound knowledge of the history and material culture of Iran. His work is represented in important public and private collections around the world. SELLING POINTS: Full-colour photographs capture the spirit of these ancient traditions in the modern day Pays homage to ancient traditions, discussing the symbiosis of symbolism and culture Detailed extracts from old manuscripts, antique woven textiles and embroideries 352 illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781851498581
ISBN-10: 1851498583
Format: Hardback
(295mm x 245mm x 0mm)
Pages: 646
Imprint: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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