“Parizad” is a narrative and poetic film about Aunt Keshvar, a woman who weaves geleej while living alone in the village of Chashm.  Geleej is a type of kilim, a hand-woven carpet, that is made only in Chashm.  Aunt Keshvar believes that geleej is something extremely ancient and that a mythical and very beautiful fairy, or Pari in the Persian language, who lived alone in a cave near her village, taught it to the villagers.  Aunt Keshvar relates legends about her homeland and shares information about the role of geleej in the daily life of the villagers.

Produced in 2022 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2022 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Web links:

Ancient Persian Culture (World History Encyclopedia)

Ancient Persian Mythology (World History Encyclopedia)

Peri (Wikipedia)

Persian carpet (Wikipedia)

Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars (UNESCO)