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Iran's 7th Bismillah Festival kicks off PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 15 August 2010 06:19

The 7th edition of Iran's International Bismillah Festival has kicked off, hosting artworks from 16 countries in the Iranian cities of Tehran and Isfahan.

“The event displays nearly 5,000 calligraphy works, calligraphy paintings, logotypes and graphic designs, 740 of which belong to international artists,” festival director Mohammad-Reza Kamarei told IRNA on Wednesday.

The works picture Persian, Arabic, English and French versions of the Arabic word, Bismillah, which is used as the collective name of the phrase bismillahi r-rahmani r-rahim meaning 'In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.'

  “The displayed items will be exhibited in Germany and Tanzania after the festival,” Kamarei announced. Works of veteran Iranian artists such as Yadollah Kaboli, Amir-Ahmad Falsafi, Mostafa Asadollah and Mostafa Owji have also been showcased on the sidelines of the festival. A book of works by this edition's participants was also unveiled during the opening ceremony of the festival on August 11, 2010.

Iran's 7th International Bismillah Festival will run until the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Curtsey:Press Tv

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