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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Eight - 23 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Eight - 23 May 2023 - Page 8

60% of Iran’s calligraphy students are women

In accordance with data released by the Iran Calligraphers Association, 60 percent of students studying the art of calligraphy in Iran are women, as declared by the association’s deputy head.
Notably, a total of 49,025 individuals have successfully completed their education in various disciplines of calligraphy, as conveyed by Ali-Ashraf Sandoq-Abadi, IRNA reported.
Furthermore, there has been a significant rise in the number of female calligraphy instructors in recent years, leading to a forecast that numerous calligraphy positions will soon be occupied by women.
Addressing the presentation of calligraphy works in art auctions, he highlighted the presence of the only calligraphy auction in Iran, known as ‘Rain Auction,’ catering to the specialized domain of traditional art of calligraphy.
It is imperative to strengthen such art auctions and place greater emphasis on the field of art economics within the calligraphy sector. While painting and calligrams, which boast more extensive recognition and prosperity, dominate these events, traditional calligraphy works have not garnered significant attention.
The association boasts an extensive network of 360 branches nationwide and an additional 17 branches overseas, fostering the teaching, promotion, and advancement of the art of calligraphy.


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