IQNA

16:13 - March 07, 2011
News ID: 2091955
-- The first handicraft exhibition showcasing Quranic objects was launched yesterday evening, March 6, in Iran’s central city of Yazd.
Inaugurated by Yazd Friday Prayer leader, Hojat-ol-Islam Mohammad Ali Saduqi, the Quranic Handicraft Exhibition is to keep its doors open to the public for a month.
Over 300 pieces of art including woodcarving, man-made ceramic, carpet weaving, etc have been delivered to the secretary of the exhibition, 210 of which were selected to be shown to visitors, executive secretary of the exhibition, Hadi Varshowi, told IQNA.
He noted that all selected artists to be rewarded are under the age of 26 and that this shows how interested the younger generation is in Quranic art.
Governor of Yazd province, Mohammad Reza Fallahzadeh, and head of the Office of Culture and Islamic Guidance in the province, Mahmud Alishvandi, accompanied Yazd’s Friday Prayer leader at the inauguration.

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