Persian miniature added to national heritage list, artists hailed as Living Human Treasures  

February 22, 2019

TEHRAN – Persian miniature was registered on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list as several artists, including miniature master Mahmud Farshchian, were added to the list as Living Human Treasures, the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization announced on Wednesday.

Rabab and daf virtuoso Bijan Kamkar and Kurdish sorna player Ali-Akbar Bahari were other artists hailed as Living Human Treasures.

Earlier in January 2018, Persian music instrument maker Ebrahim Qanbari-Mehr, tombak virtuoso Mohammad Esmaeili and Ashiq Saljuq Shahbazi received the honor.

Photo: A miniature painting by Mahmud Farshchian.

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