Paper Information

Journal:   NEGAREH   summer 2017 , Volume 12 , Number 42 #g00650; Page(s) 71 To 81.
 
Paper: 

A study on the Reasons of the Reproduction ofFrescosof the “ Naqshin” Holly Tombs in Guilan Region

 
 
Author(s):  Akhavian Mahdi*
 
* University of Science and Culture, Tehran, Iran
 
Abstract: 
The holly tombs and shrines with religious scenes on the walls are called “ Naqshin” (painted) tombs in Guillan region. Most of the religious themes in these frescos refer to the Karbala event – location of the historical martyrdom of one of the Shiite spiritual leaders, Imam Hussain, also known as the Ashura event – referring to the date of the martyrdom. The roots of these traditional frescos go back to the Shiite backgrounds and religious culture of Iran which culmination was in the Guilan region, in the north of current day Iran, during the Qajar era. The present article mostly tends to explain why these frescos have been vastly reproduced in the region. In order to find the answer to the major question, the essential data was collected through library sources and field studies. Then using the descriptive method with an ethnographic approach, the frescos of the holly tombs in the Guilan region werereinterpreted. The results and findings show that these religious frescos of “ Naqshin” (painted) tombs enjoy multiple functions along with the decorative and informative aspects usually ascribed to them, to note one, the oblations and vows for patronage of the renewals and repainting of the frescos seem to have secured the endurance of the whole tradition.
 
Keyword(s): Holly Tombs,Karbala Discourse,Fresco,Ashura Paintings
 
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