Doostane Farsi Zabane Man, which translates from Persian (Farsi) to "My Persian-Speaking Friends," aims to increase friendship and cultural understanding between Iranians and Americans through a pen pal program between young citizens of Iran and the United States.

 

farsizaban:

Traditional Kurdish Kurmanji dance from Northern Khorasan Province, Iran 

Ruins of Tehran Theater, Laleh Zar Street, Tehran, Iran

Laleh Zar (meaning “Place of Tulips” in Persian) was one of the most famous streets in Tehran. center of arts. It was called Tehran’s Broadway. Laleh Zar was Filled with Theaters, Coffee Houses, Record Shops and Book stores. after the revolution, many of the theaters were destroyed by the new government. The ones that survived were forced to shut down because of economical problems.

Mozzafar-din Shah Qajar, Shah of Iran (mid 1800’s)

Mozzafar-din Shah Qajar, Shah of Iran (mid 1800’s)

Iranian Parliament, Baharestan, Tehran, Iran (1920’s)

Iranian Parliament, Baharestan, Tehran, Iran (1920’s)

gentlewave:

A Court Lady Playing a Santour,
Attributable to the ‘Shirin Painter’, [detail], oil on canvas, 148 x 75.5 cm,
circa 1840, Qajar, Persia,
private collection, source: sothebys.com.

gentlewave:

A Court Lady Playing a Santour,

Attributable to the ‘Shirin Painter’, [detail], oil on canvas, 148 x 75.5 cm,

circa 1840, Qajar, Persia,

private collection, source: sothebys.com.

Iranian Pride Parade, New York City, USA (April 2014)

(Source: khodnevis.org)

Iranian Jewish Communities, 1940’s

Nasser-din Shah Qajar, Shah of Iran from Qajar dynasty  

Nasser-din Shah Qajar, Shah of Iran from Qajar dynasty