Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:8AM
Some of the photos in the “I Love Hijab” social media campaign in Iran
Some of the photos in the “I Love Hijab” social media campaign in Iran
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“I Love Hijab” is a new social media campaign encouraging women to take a photo of themselves in full Islamic covering. The campaign is in line with the Islamic principle of “encouraging virtue & discouraging vice.” The campaign has already attracted 30,000 followers on Instagram and more than 1,200 images have been shared.

Decorative glass wear is becoming a very normal thing in today’s Iran. In this feature, we will visit a small quaint warehouse that makes things of that nature. There we will also see a small group of people being taught how to make decorative glass wear. Simple pieces of cloth will be turned into beautiful table cloths and every-day tree leaves will be transformed into objects of art.

Iranians have been meticulous about garden designs for millenniums. Obviously, they have had lots of time to think the designs through. But for the most part, the principles of a Persian garden have been the same since the time of Cyrus the Great of the sixth century BC. Persian gardens are intended to replicate a piece of heaven.

Roudkhan Castle is a brick-and-stone medieval castle in Iran. It is located in the vicinity of the city of Foman in Iran’s northern province of Gilan. Roudkhan Castle used to be a military complex, which had been constructed during the Seljuk Dynasty. Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort.