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Museum Holding ‘Pardeh-Khani’ on Ashura

December 12,2010




Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts is holding ‘naqqali’ and ‘pardeh-khani’ performances, marking the ongoing lunar month of Muharram.
According to Fars News Agency, Morshed Mirza Ali will perform pardeh-khani from December 12-14.
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’ (Grand Book).
Another form of Naqqali is called ‘pardeh-khani’, which is dedicated to tragic stories of Muslim leaders especially the Shiite imams.
Ashura is the tenth day of the lunar month of Muharram marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS)--the third Shiite Imam--his family members, and his 72 companions in Karbala plains, Iraq.
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts is located at North Karegar Avenue.