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Mohammad Binawa - Field: Zarbaft Fabric

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Mohammad Binawa was born on 30 June, 1972 in Kashan among a family of masters of traditional textiles; his father was amaster of Sherbafi and he inherited artistic enthusiasm from his father

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Mohammad Binawa was born on 30 June, 1972 in Kashan among a family of masters of traditional textiles; his father was amaster of Sherbafi and he inherited artistic enthusiasm from his father.
He worked in carpet factory before 1998 and in 1998 he was recruited in the Cultural Heritage organization.He learned the techniques and skills of the Zarbaftfabrics under the supervision of MahmoudJalalti. In the following, hecompletes the skill and gain more experience from the outstanding master of Zarbaft's art, the late MashalaEnayati and Mahmoud Mahmoudi. Also in 2013, by the request of the late engineer Ahmad Adib, the deputy director of the handicrafts and traditional arts of the province, Tarembafi, was established at Sheikh-ul-Islam's house in Isfahan. In a short time, Mohammad Bintawa was able to producevarious colorful andeye-catching designs of zarbaftfabrics, whichresulted in awarding different ranks by the Artist Council of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. In 2005 grade 4, in 2011 grade 2, and in 2014, he was granted the 1st Grade. UNESCO's sign of Authenticity was awarded to him in 2010.Following the guidelines of AbbasaliFooladgar (a prominent master of sculpture), Binawa established a private workshop of Zarbaft in 2001 which is significant in promotion of this art in the field of traditional arts of Kashan. He also established Silk Fabrics Co. (silk fabric manufacturer) in 2009, and has been the production director for 3 years. Maintaining and restoring traditional arts, especially Zarbaft and Sherbafi, teaching, and consulting college students on dissertations in the related fields, are his prominent activities in the Cultural Heritage Office.


By : Cultural Heritage Office

Source : Cultural Heritage Office