SORMEHDAN

Kohl Containers of Iran  /  Parviz Tanavoli  /  21 x 21 cm  /  84 pages  /  Bilingual  /  First Edition 2007  (out of stock)

More than two thousand four hundred years have passed since Xenophon first recorded the thoughts of Cyrus II “the Great” on the eyeliner and mascara preparation kohl (an Arabic word; in Persian, sormeh).  Throughout this period, and for at least a thousand years before it, sormeh was greatly prized by Iranians, and they created beautiful containers to hold it because of its medical and cosmetic properties. These containers, known as “sormehdan”, are an Iranian art form that dates back more than three millennia, but, aside from a few exceptional examples, they remain little known.

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Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!

Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!