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Exhibition: Jewelry With Persian Garden Motifs at Golestan Gallery in Tehran


Sources: Tehran Times & Persian Garden

A collection of jewelry bearing motifs inspired by the Persian Garden will be showcased in an art show at Tehran's Golestan Gallery later this week. The collection has been created by Bahram Dashtinejad and Toktam Fazel, a jeweler couple that always draws inspiration from the Iranian garden for their works.

Pendants by Bahram Dashtinejad and Toktam Fazel

"As in our previous exhibitions, we have focused on the Persian garden to create this collection," Dashtinejad told the Persian service of ISNA on Tuesday.

"Using the Persian garden motifs is not something new in our work, but this collection has been created in a way that will amaze visitors from the beginning," he added.

Over 100 works, mostly silver, will be put on display in the exhibition, which will open on February 15.

"The compositions and ideas used in the works give a visitor a new feel for the jewelry. In this way, we have taken the hidden and obvious concepts of the Persian garden into consideration in the artworks," he stated.

"For example, the simorgh (the mystic Persian bird), the life tree, and the cypress bird are some of the clear concepts we used in the works, while the maps of Persian gardens and architectural designs of the structures are the hidden concepts which have been regarded in the backgrounds of the works," Dashtinejad said.

Dashtinejad is an electrical engineer. Due his interest in the Persian miniature, he began to seek a career in jewelry making.

His colleague, Fazel, has studied stage design and then began her career in jewelry in 2004.


Exhibition Title: Hand Made Jewelery Exhibition By Toktam Fazel and Bahram Dashtinejad

Golestan Gallery: 42 Kamasaii St. in the Darus neighborhood, Tehran

Start Date: 2013/02/15
End Date: 2013/02/27

Artists' Biography:

Toktam Fazel - Born in 1976 - Tehran - Iran
B.A. in Stage Design, Islamic Azad University.

Bahram Dashti Nejad - Born in 1970 - Abadan - Iran
B.S. in Telecom Engineering, Tehran University.

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