Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pardeh-khani & Naqqali

Picture of a Pardeh-khani
Two years ago Tehran Contemporary Muesuem of Arts held a performance of Naqqali

"Naqqali is a style of storytelling dedicated to epic stories from Ferdowsi’s masterpiece ‘Shahnameh’. Naqqali is performed by a naqqal or a morshed (mentor), mostly based on paintings depicting scenes from ‘Shahnameh’ (The book of Kings).
Another form of Naqqali is called ‘pardeh-khani’, which is dedicated to tragic stories of Muslim leaders especially the Shiite imams...."
Naggali in Shiraz
Pardeh-khani in Tehran
A picture of Pardeh-khani in Hamedan

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