“People from the outside either know nothing about the country or they only focus on the negatives, so food is a way to change this perception.”
By day, Londoner Fatma Al-Baiti is employed as a civil servant in Westminster. Outside of working hours, she takes on a very different role. A food blogger and entrepreneur, Al-Baiti recently founded Meet Me at Fatma’s, a pop-up borne out of a love for food and her desire to introduce others to Yemeni culture.
“This is how I contribute to Yemen. I ju...
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Shirin Abedinirad I never work with men actually, I find female curators and gallerists to be more serious
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The one cultural phenomenon, which you simply cannot get away with avoiding when it comes to interacting with Iranians, is tarof, the Iranian art of etiquette.
The visual arts are central to both contemporary and historical understandings of Iranian culture. The Saqqakhanah art movement, which originates from the 1960s, represents a very important era for modern art in Iran. Here is an introduction to the movement.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in the cold winter months, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has some wonderful options, from star-gazing in the Wadi Rum desert to bathing in the natural hot springs of Ma’an. Whatever the occasion, here are some of the most romantic getaways in Jordan.
The formative years of the modern art movement in Iran are largely rooted in the 1940s-1950s. The death of the Persian painter Kamal al Molk in 1940 signified the beginning of a move away from the rigidity of academic painting styles, and led to the creation of artist groups keen on developing a uniquely Iranian modern style of art.