Wednesday, August 15, 2007
In a bid to familiarize Iranian children with the country's mythological figures, Tehran is hosting the first play dough sculpture festival.
Children aged 4-11 years will create play dough sculptures of figures from the Persian literary masterpieces, Ferdowsi's Shahnameh and Mowlana's (Rumi) Masnavi.
The organizers of the festival have arranged lectures on the necessity of familiarizing the younger generations with the country's cultural heritage.
The one-day festival will be held in Tehran on August 27.
[picture: A scene from Shahnameh]
[Shahnameh Ferdowsi homesite: http://www.shahnameh.com/
Shahnameh on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahnameh].