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Master Illuminator Mohammad Hossein Aghamiri’s timeless art
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Master Illuminator Mohammad Hossein Aghamiri’s timeless art
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TEHRAN – In an age dominated by AI-assisted graphic design, the ancient Persian art of Tazhib offers a compelling counterbalance, emphasizing patience, precision, and a deep connection to tradition. There are hundreds of Iranians across the country and beyond that keep the ancient art alive. One of those, Mohammad-Hossein Aghamiri, in a recent interview with AFP, has said he sometimes dedicates up to six months to a single design, knowing that one misplaced stroke can mar the entire piece. Aghamiri’s meticulous approach involves using fine brushes to apply natural pigments onto paper, creating intricate floral patterns, religious motifs, and elegant calligraphy. This art form, which has adorned literary manuscripts, religious texts, and royal edicts for centuries, is known for its non-figurative and geometric flourishes that traditionally decorate the margins of holy books and epic poems. Aghamiri, 51, is one of the remaining dozen masters of Tazhib in Iran, a […]

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