Albania hosts Iranian Rumi artworks exhibit

TEHRAN, Dec. 15 (MNA) -- An exhibition of Iranian art, culture and handicrafts on the theme of Rumi was held at the National Museum of Albania in the capital Tirana to mark the occasion of the 800th birth anniversary of Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi.

Iranian and Albanian cultural figures including the leader of the Bektashi community in Albania, Haxhi Babab Dede Reshat Bardhi, Iran’s ambassador Ali Beman Eqbali and a group of writers and literary figures attended the opening ceremony on Thursday.


Babab Reshat made a short speech at the ceremony pointing out that Iran benefits from having a high culture and civilization. He referred to Rumi as a great poet possessing mystical qualities. He said that the exhibit will assist in further familiarizing the Albanian people with the character and poetry of Rumi.


Iran’s ambassador Eqbali spoke, mentioning that Iran’s art, culture and civilization are held in high regard world-wide. He also remarked that the mysticism found in the works of Rumi is receiving global attention, adding that the poet recommends peace, friendship, love and theism.


A number of paintings and calligraphy works inspired by Rumi’s poetry, a collection of Persian inlaid artifacts and various productions by Rumi experts were put on display during the three-day event.





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