Tag Archives: Nowruz

Persian New Year

Ethnographers do not exclusively study historic cultures, or ‘world cultures’ or cultures different from our own. Ethnography simply means ‘study of human cultures’. That is a pretty broad remit. For me, one of the most exciting aspects of ethnography is… Read more

Representing Persian Culture

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been adding traditional Iranian or ‘Persian’ decorations to our collection. These items were gifted to Discovery by the Pakistan Cultural Society in Newcastle – an organisation which promotes traditional and contemporary South Asian… Read more