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  • Recent archaeological excavations have shed new light on the earliest arts of the Iranian plateau. These newly discovered prehistoric sites date back to at least 5000 BC, and handsome decorated pottery, some of which is eggshell thin, has been found in great quantities at sites dated 3000 BC and later.

  • Persian art and architecture reflects a 5,000-year-old cultural tradition shaped by the diverse cultures that have flourished on the vast Iranian plateau occupied by modern Iran and Afghanistan. The history of Persian art can be divided into two distinct eras whose demarcation is the mid-7th century AD, when invading Arab armies brought about the conversion of the Persian people to Islam.

Iranian Art
Calligraphy Metalwork
Miniatures & Paintings Persian rugs
Pottery & Ceramic Music (CDs)
Glasswork Poetry Books
Woodwork Art Books
Stonework Film/Cinema/Video
Photography more coming


Hourian Art Gallery & Publishing

Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation
Tehran - Farsi - English
A visit to NACF

Kargah Iranian Artists

SafIran Achaemenian Art (UK)

Shamseh Arts.com