Several dead trees of Tehran’s Valiasr Street, one of the longest streets in the Middle East, have been carved by wood artists and turned into beautiful pieces of art ahead of the Persian New Year or Nowruz.

The artistic event, which is called “Derakhtestan” (Land of Trees), is part of a larger event called “Baharestan” (Land of Spring) which is underway in Tehran to prepare the city for the advent of spring.

During the event, which started on the Arbour Day, skilful sculptors carve and decorate the dead trees of Valiasr Street and turn them into special artworks.

What follows are photos of the beautiful trees retrieved from the official website of Tehran Municipality:

Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.


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