UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage In Iran

Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei Rituals

Zoorkhaneh or Humorous sport is an epic art indicating the Islamic, mythic and ancient Iranian beliefs. This traditional sport is done by 10 to 20 men and it is considered a kind of dramatic sport lik...

Chogan (Polo)

Polo, Iranian Royal Game Today introduced by Olympic international committee as one of the universal sports. Polo has been popular among the kings and Iranian grandee in the past and its name as a...

Naqqāli, Iranian Dramatic Story-telling

Recitation or Parda Khwani is one of the ancient rituals in Iran, with different changes over time. The origin of recitation goes back, in terms of etymology-meaning “story-telling”-, to Parthian peri...

Radif of Iranian Music

Iranian music is also called Iranian traditional music, classical music of Iran and sometimes instrumental music of Iran. In fact, this art has been transferred orally from Master to student over the ...

Music of the Bakhshies of Khorasan

Musicians and singers of North Khorasan include three groups as Lovers, Bakhshies and Leveler (Luti); playing instruments like Kamancheh, Dotar, Sorna, Drum, Quseme and Ney, they compose songs compati...

Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh

Kamancha is one of the Iranian traditional and original musical instruments with a long history. The name of Kamancha has been appeared in some poems and texts from early Islamic periods. The first hi...

Ritual Dramatic Art of Ta’ziye

Ta’ziye literally means mourning, however, what is evoked for Iranians by hearing the name of Ta’ziye is a special religious and ritual drama in which those who are familiar with the drama techniques ...

Traditional Skills of Carpet Weaving in Kashan

Traditional Skills of Carpet Weaving in Kashan Kashan city was the center of carpet weaving in Shah Abbas period and many carpet weaving workshops were established in this city based on his command...