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Persian Carpets
Persian Carpets
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These are some of the stories covered in this episode of the IRAN program:

The history of Persian rugs

You certainly don’t have to be an art connoisseur to appreciate the splendor of Persian carpets. Throughout the years, we have brought you many features introducing Persian carpets, which you can find on Iran Program’s exclusive channel on YouTube. But today, Press TV’s Hoda Lezgee is going to the basic, simple, humble roots from which Persian carpets, one of Iran’s most lucrative businesses, sprang.

Bookbinding

They say ‘take a look inside a book and don't judge it by its cover.’ In Iran, we believe only books with sacred or ingenious content deserve fancy bookbinding, so, sometimes, we are inclined to judge a book by its cover. And some forms of Iranian bookbinding are so glamorous that one of the reasons you might want to have the book is its cover!     

The harp

In traditional Persian music, there is a musical instrument we call the ‘chang,’ which has been entertaining us for millennia. The ‘chang’ is very similar to the harp. In fact, they are so similar that some might think that the harp is a modern version of the chang. That in mind, Ali Rashid embarked on a journey to find out if the harp really is originally Persian.