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Slavs and Tatars
Lahestan Nesfeh Jahan

2011
embroidery, cotton, mesh polyester, 200 x 120 cm, ed. of 3 + 1 AP

Lahestan Nesfeh Jahan (literally, "Poland, Half the World") commemorates the forgotten World War II episode of Polish refugees to Iran when Esfahan came to be known as the City of Polish Children. The text is a revision of the city's legendary slogan, perhaps one of the most famous in Persian, "Esfahan Nesfeh Jahan" ("Esfahan, Half the World").

This banner is made by the same craftsmen who prepare the banners used during the Shi'ite holy month of Muharram marking the death of Imam Hossein, the Prophet's Grandson.