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SOFREH: The Art of Persian Celebration is a journey in words and images through the culture of Persian celebrations. Never before have the splendour and beauty of these ancient traditions been presented in such an intricate and novel fashion. Sofreh, Persian for spread, is the focal point of the celebrations.
These two lavishly illustrated volumes devoted to compositions created for the Persian New Year and marriage ceremonies are beautifully presented and richly documented. The history and symbolism of ancient Persian customs permeate the works. At the heart of each volume is a diverse array of original and at times highly elaborate sofreh creations.
The concept of the project, the design and creation of the compositions, and the relevant texts are the work of Maryam Khosrowshahi, who has devoted much time and effort to the presentation of these culturally significant Persian ceremonies. Additional material comes from Dr Willem Floor in the form of enlightening historical essays, and acclaimed Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli who has written the preface.
Two hardback volumes in a slipcase
Volume 1: 344 pages
Volume 2: 270 pages
Dimensions: 22 x 22 cm
Publisher: Hali Publications Ltd