Dr Hadi Mak­tabi lec­tures at Dar Al-Athar Al-Is­lamiyya

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Dr Hadi Mak­tabi, an ex­pert on an­tique car­pets and Is­lamic art, de­liv­ered a lec­ture at Dar Al-Athar Al-Is­lamiyya re­cently, which ad­dressed the sub­ject of car­pet pro­duc­tion in Iran in the 150 years fol­low­ing the down­fall of the Safavid Em­pire. The im­por­tance of this pe­riod is that the car­pets were en­tirely wo­ven to meet lo­cal and do­mes­tic de­mand, rather than to pan­der and cater to in­ter­na­tional tastes. In par­al­lel, this was a lengthy pe­riod where trends and styles were for­mu­lated by the more ru­ral and pro­vin­cial sec­tors of so­ci­ety rather than by the dom­i­nant ur­ban work­shops. Dr Mak­tabi is a lec­turer at Amer­i­can Univer­sity of Beirut, a par­tic­i­pant in con­fer­ences and lec­tures around the world. He has con­trib­uted to nu­mer­ous pro­fes­sional jour­nals and his doc­toral the­sis on Per­sian car­pets, is be­ing pub­lished by HALI Pub­li­ca­tions.

The Kuwait Na­tional Li­brary’s theater re­cently hosted a cer­e­mony to cel­e­brate the World An­i­mal Day, un­der the pa­tron­age of Sheikha Fa­tima Mubarak Al-Sabah, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive and Vice Pres­i­dent of K’s Path.

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