News ID: 209718
Published: 0240 GMT February 09, 2018

Persian pictorial carpet fair welcome in Baghdad

Persian pictorial carpet fair welcome in Baghdad

An exhibition of exquisite pictorial carpets, which was the first of its kind to be held in the Iraqi capital, was warmly received by the residents of Baghdad, Iraq.

Iraqi Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Faryad Rawanduzi visited the exhibition and admired Iran's art of carpet-weaving, IRNA reported.

He highlighted the strong historical and cultural commonalities between two countries.

Iran and Pakistan have held several joint exhibitions but this event's exclusive feature makes it stand out from earlier ones, he said, adding that blend of colors in picturesque carpets as well as Qur'anic verses are really eye-catching in Persian carpets.

Such cultural exhibitions, he said, will pave the ground for further cooperation between the two countries.

The exhibition is jointly organized by Iran's Culture Center in Baghdad and Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities.

Baghdad is honored to host an exhibition of great and rich Iranian culture, art and civilization, said director general of Iraq's Fine Arts Department at the opening ceremony of the event.

Today, Iranian experts and artists are holding a reputable exhibition in the Iraqi capital, Shafiq al-Mahdi said.

He added Iraq will not allow any country to harm Baghdad-Tehran relations.

The exhibition has on display 84 precious tableau rugs going back to over 65 years ago.

The exhibition was held at Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities on February 7 and 8 and at historic Al-Mutanabbi Center and will be organized today at Iran's Embassy in Baghdad.

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