Philippines Asian Center displays traditional Iranian costumes

October 13, 2017

TEHRAN – A collection of Iranian women’s traditional attire was put on display at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines Diliman in a three-day exhibition that opened on Wednesday.

The collection has been made by Shahin Ebrahimzadeh-Pezeshki, a famous Iranian artist and expert in traditional Iranian dressmaking, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Thursday.

“Iranian women’s attire feature forms of art, and the women draw inspiration from the regions in which they live to represent the culture of the regions through the art,” Ebrahimzadeh-Pezeshki said during an opening ceremony for the exhibit.   

The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Pinay-Irano Family Community (PIFC), the Philippine-Iran Cultural and Scientific Society, and the Embassy of Iran.

In a brief speech at the ceremony, PIFC director Henelito Sevilla said that Iran enjoys a rich culture and an amazing ancient civilization that cause a wide diversity of attire in the country.

He expressed his thanks to the Iranian organizers of the exhibition and added that the PIFC is ready to support other cultural exhibitions from Iran.

Iranian cultural attaché Mohammad Jafari-Malek also expressed his gratitude for the contribution the Asian Center and the PIFC made to the showcase and said, “Color and art in Iran are rooted in the colorful nature and geography of our country, and Iranian women take the art from nature to their homes.”     

The dean of the Asian Center, Joefe B. Santarita, also spoke at the ceremony.

“Organizing such an exhibition can help the students at the Asian Center and Filipino people become familiar with aspects of Iranian culture,” he stated.

The collection was previously showcased in an exhibition at Rizal Park in Manila by the University of Santo Tomas from October 5 to 7.  

Photo: A poster Shahin Ebrahimzadeh-Pezeshki’s exhibition at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines Diliman

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