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REORIENT is a magazine celebrating contemporary Middle Eastern arts and culture -

Straight Shooter

A new documentary tells the story of a much-loved – and loathed – iconic Iranian automobile   Made against all odds in a tiny studio in the heart of Tehran, Iran’s Arrow – a 75-minute documentary written, directed, produced, and edited by Shahin Armin and Sohrab Daryabandari – is the story of a car ... Continue reading »

Rug of War

Or, Guns and Roses – the war rugs of Afghanistan   Rug weaving amongst the Iranian peoples dates back thousands of years. Although the exact provenance is unknown, The Pazyryk Carpet, woven in the fourth century B.C., and excavated from the grave of a Scythian nobleman in the Altai Mountains of Sibe ... Continue reading »

Cold Turkey

Women, wit, and whisky – the art of Turkey’s Nazif Topçuoğlu   Having removed his signature Sartre-esque spectacles and reclined comfortably into a plush houndstooth chair, Nazif Topçuoğlu takes another sip from the stout glass of single-malt whisky before him, which, under the glow of the dim, oran ... Continue reading »

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