Following three years of extensive Masters research at the University for the Creative Arts into the origins and heritage of Persian carpets, Bahareh Akbarisafa founded BAHAR in 2020. The aim, to develop the idea of preserving and promoting the spectacular 3000-year-old art of the Persian carpet and related arts through uniquely designed scarves and neck wears inspired by historical, handwoven details. The business plan was accepted by the panel at University for the Creative Art as a unique idea to start a business in the UK sponsored by the University for the Creative Arts.

Speaking about her work, Bahareh Akbarisafa notes: “Photography has helped me to research critical and practical in Persian Carpet Art, present their real existence, unique beauty and incredible energy to the world. Persian carpet is a spectacular modest functional art that I always thought about doing it functionally and trying to make people wear art and understand the story behind what they are wearing would be a dream come true.”

Stories are told visually through the photographic illustration of Persian Carpet’s mysterious patterns and meaningful motifs.


Exhibit and Achievement:

▪ “Pairidaeza” published on Source Magazine online show, 2020, UK

▪ UCA Online GradShow, 2020, UK

▪  ArtsThread Online Show, 2020, UK

▪ Photofringe Online Show, 2020, UK

▪  Photography group exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery, 2020, UK

▪  Photography group Exhibition at Foyer Gallery UCA, 2019, UK

▪  Pint Sized Competition Exhibition at the Brewery Tap Project Space, 2019, UK

▪  Everyday life scenes Competition, Aura Art Group Best Photographer Diploma, 2019, Iran-Canada

▪  Participated in collaboration Photography group exhibition with China, 2019, UK

▪  Photography group exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery, 2019, UK

▪  1rd place at Lavasan artistic photography contest, march 2017, Iran

▪  3rd place at Lavasan photography contest, march 2017, Iran

▪  Luster and drawing stone exhibition, September 2017, Iran

▪  Achieved the certificate of Iran Calligrapher’s Association,2014, Iran

Contact: baharehsafa602@gmail.com