Oct 14, 2018, 10:43 AM
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Iran, Philippines hold joint calligraphy exhibit

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14, IRNA – The joint calligraphy exhibition ‘Harbinger of Peace Among Nations’ is being held in University of the Philippines, Manila on the occasion of national Iranian calligraphy day.

Five joint calligraphy artworks authored by two Iranian and Filipino calligraphists are displayed in the one-week-event held in two Filipino universities and a church in Manilla.

The exhibition is organized by Iran's cultural attaché in Philippines, Society of Iranian Calligraphists (SIC), and Iran-Philippines Women's Friendship Society in the central library of University of Philippines.

Also on display are 10 Iranian pictorial calligraphies written in Nastaliq style as well as another 10 Filipino ones in Tagalog, a local language spoken in Philippines.

Iran’s cultural attaché in Philippines Mohammad Jafari Malek, University officials, artists, and other artlovers participated in the opening ceremony of the event which is held on the occasion of the 68th foundation anniversary of Society of Iranian Calligraphists.

“Iranians have presented peace and friendship in their 7,000-year civilization and art,” said Jafari in his inaugural speech.

“Calligraphy is a national art in Iran and is appreciated and learnt by many Iranians,” he added.

The SIC and its Manila branch were founded in 1950 and 2018, respectively.

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