Monavvar Ramezani who is a seventy-eight year old painter living in Khodabandeh (Gheidar) and is best known as Nanaeh Hassan. It is narrated by Naneh Hassan’s son, Hassan Rajabi.

During her extreme and adventurous life Naneh encounters with lots of troubles including: death of eleven of her kids, lack of facilities and terrible financial situation, recklessness of her husband in those days, murder of her younger sister by her husband’s relatives, loss of her nephew during the war, death of her brothers who were locally known artists, pressure of traditional life and loads of other problems from her childhood up to her seventies that all forced her to resort to carpet-weaving and dyeing so as to get rid of her revengeful fate. She also knows lots of narrations, poems and old stories by heart. In her seventies, her weak eyesight prevents her from carpet-weaving and without any educational background and knowledge gets involved in drawing and painting. Thanks to Hassan’s encouragement and motivation she changes into a great painter after six years of hard work and creates hundreds of valuable works. She becomes the focus of attention in some media and the critics, after holding some domestic and foreign exhibitions; however, she lives her simple life and keeps on painting without being sensitive to what is going on around……..In spite of all her hardships and miserable life, she never gets frustrated and draws human being and life as colorfully as she can. Naneh Hassan is still seriously involved in both painting and housekeeping in her late seventies.

Naneh Hassan has got a powerful and sensitive mind which is capable of painting the ins and outs of all the stories, poems, folks and local incidents occurring in her life in a very touching way.

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