The Story of the Tekkieh Moaven: Kermanshah, Iran
Edited by Hadi Seif, translated by Hamid Kooros


Hardback | Mar 2023 | Arnoldsche | 9783897906686 | 144pp | 280x220mm | RFB | AUD$79.99, NZD$89.99

The Tekkieh Moaven is a significant religious monument in Kermanshah and one of the most important national memorials in Iran.

Following the building's destruction in the early 20th century, it was rebuilt and furnished with exclusive tiles, the focal point of this publication. Since 1975, it has also been a popular museum visited by hundreds of thousands of people every year. The tiles illustrate the fascinating world of art in the Persian empire and Islamic era and are distinguished by colourful illustrations featuring floral, calligraphic, and also figurative motifs. Author Hadi Seif weaves the recollections of the ancient guardian Sojdehpur into his narratives, contributing valuable insights into the evolutionary history of these impressive tiles. This is the first major English-language publication dedicated to this outstanding cultural monument.