News ID: 121802
Published: 0638 GMT July 07, 2015

Istanbul to host ‘From Soil to Heavenly Throne’

Istanbul to host ‘From Soil to Heavenly Throne’

An artwork exhibition in Turkish city of Istanbul will put valuable unique Iranian artwork beginning July 7.

The exhibition reportedly will be a good opportunity for lovers of Iranian unique art to purchase their favorite items. It will be a place for large array of Iranian arts including ghalamkari, turquoise inlay, calligraphy, true type typography, plaster painting, reconstruction of Safavid-era ghalamkari cachets and Iranian carpet.

A special event is display of the world’s largest turquoise inlay work, with the height of 1.63m; the artwork incorporates the original Nishabour turquoise in its ornamentation.


Rafi’ Razavi, managing director of Salam Artistic Creation Complex, the main organizer of the exhibition in Turkey, will hold similar exhibitions in other countries to display the same artworks. A unique feature of the exhibition is that it provides possibility to buy the displayed items. The exhibition will start in June 7, 15:30 local time in Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, and will be open for public visit. The exhibition will have five sections; the first section will display 22 vases, jars, Quran exquisite casings and other items. The second section will display 20 plaster paintings, and the third section is a unique collection of 20 metalworks; the fourth section includes Iranian typographic work of Quranic verses, Khayyam’s couplets, Hafiz sonnets, and other literary works. In fifth section, which is also largest section as well, 115 fine-textured Isfahan and Qom carpets will invite the art lovers to see the dance of colors.

The exhibition will also have a special section for calligraphy on fabric, and a workshop section.


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