The ancient arts of Persia are studied, enjoyed and carried on through present day artists. Persian literature includes a vast collection of poetry, prose, alegorical tales, spiritual texts and academic volumes. The music is characterized strong, melodic vocals and often the unique song of the sitar. The vibrant costumes, scarfs and jewelry of celebratory dance is a sight to behold. Ancient artifact such as bas relief stone carvings, pottery and jewelry are featured in prominent museums including the Louvre. Persian paintings are highly detailed and often feature celebrations, mythical themes and stories of love. The traditional of Miniatures are highly coveted and present day artists study and practice recreating this style of art.