Movie reflects Iranian carpet art, culture

Lyna Mohamad

Over 25 members of the National Anti-Drug Association of Brunei Darussalam (BASMIDA) along with their family members attended the cultural documentary, The Poot, hosted by Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki at the embassy chancery in Beribi recently.

The event began with a welcoming speech by the ambassador followed by the recitation of Selawat upon Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) performed by Basmida Children Tausyeh Group.

The Poot depicts the making of handmade Persian carpets using natural plants and sheep wool found locally including the red dye extracted from walnut shells, and the green dye from plants.

The movie also showed the shearing of sheep wool and washing it in the clear water flowing from the mountains before being dyed. The long threads were then coloured and woven using patterns drawn by specialised artists.

Professionals and workers from all ages are involved in the making of the carpets which are in high demand and sold around the world.

The movie sets an example to viewers on dedication, resilience, hard work, and skills to earn a living and reflects the Iranian culture.

Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki in a group photo with BASMIDA members at the event. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD