Art in Iran

, one of the richest art in world history, dates back to 5000 years ago and has been strong in many forms including metalworking, painting, architecture, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, sculpture and rock reliefs.
These arts have been shaped by diverse cultures that flourished on the vast Iranian Plateau. Rock art is the most ancient surviving art that has been used to decorate palaces of


Carpet plays an important role in Persian art. With its detailed designs and vast variety in color and pattern Persian carpet is one of the most famous and luxurious home decoration around the world.
This precious hand woven textile is an essential part of Persian culture and is still manufactured by nomadic tribes, artisans in village and town workshops. The pattern can represent different tradition and mirror the history of Iran and Persian various peoples.
The carpets woven in the Safavid court manufactories of Isfahan during the sixteenth century are famous for their elaborate colors and artistic design, and are treasured in museums and private collections all over the world today.


A Persian miniature is a richly detailed small painting which represent religious or mythological stories from Iran. The art of miniature painting in Persia flourished from the 13th through the 16th centuries, and fortunately continues to this day, thanks to contemporary artists producing notable Persian miniatures. These delicate and colorful illustrations are typically visually stunning, with a level of detail which can only be achieved by very fine hands and extremely small brushes.

Luristan bronzes

Weapons, jewelry, belt buckles, and ritual objects of bronze probably dating from roughly 1500 to 500 BC have been excavated in valleys of the Zagros Mountains in the Lorestān region of western Iran.
Luristan bronzes are small cast objects decorated with bronze sculptures from the Early Iron Age which have been found in large numbers in this Province and Kermanshah in west-central Iran. The ethnicity of the people who created them remains unclear,
although they may well have been Persian, possibly related to the modern Lur people who have given their name to the area.


Rock relief

Rock relief was a common medium in Persian art mostly used to glorify the king and proclaim Persian control over territory
These large carved rock relief were placed near a source of water or by the entrance of the king palaces to praise the king and show its power.
Naqsh-e Rostam, an ancient necropolis located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, is one example of a remarkable rock relief from both the Achaemenid and Sassanid periods.