Farshchian accomplishes new design for zarih of Imam Hussein (AS)

TEHRAN, May 2 (MNA) -- The new design of the zarih (outer sarcophagus enclosure) of the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala by Iranian miniaturist Mahmud Farshchian was unveiled during a ceremony at Sadabad Cultural and Historical Complex in Tehran on Monday.

Farshchian was commissioned to make the new design in 2007. The project was offered to him by director of the Zarih-making Board of Trustees in Qom, Mohammad Parchebaf.

“I have always been eager to work on religious topics. The board of trustees provided great help in completing the project. Master of the art of embossing Mostafa Khodadadzadeh collaborated in this great project, and master Mohammad Movahhed is currently working on its calligraphy work,” he said.

The design is complete now and it will take several months to install the entire zarih in Karbala.

Farshchian previously designed and created metallic artwork of the zarih of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, which was installed in 2004. This project took seven years to design and complete.

Farshchian’s next project will be the design of the zarih of the 72 martyred companions of Imam Hussein (AS).

“The Standard-Bearer of Truth”, the latest painting by master Farshchian, depicts the brother of Imam Hussein (AS), Hazrat Abbas (AS), who was the standard-bearer of the Imam’s group during the Ashura event.

“Evening of Ashura” and “Ali-Asghar (AS)” with Ashura as the central theme are among his other noteworthy credits.

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