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Qatar to Host Iranian Art Exhibition

Qatar to Host Iranian Art Exhibition

An exhibition of Iranian marquetry art is going to be held in Qatar within the next few days.
Iranian Cities of Mariwan, Sirjan Named World Cities of Handicrafts

Iran’s Mariwan, Sirjan Named World Cities of Handicrafts

The World Crafts Council has registered the Iranian cities of Marivan and Sirjan as well as the village of Kalpourgan for their well-known handicrafts.
Iranian Handmade Carpets on Show in Bangkok

Iranian Handmade Carpets on Show in Bangkok

The Thai capital of Bangkok is hosting an exhibition of Iranian handmade carpets titled “From the Finest Thai Silk to the Masterpiece of Persian Carpet.”
Tehran Carpet Exhibition; A Show of Culture, Art and Trade

Tehran Carpet Exhibition; A Show of Culture, Art and Trade

A top Iranian carpet official has, in an interview with IFP News, discussed a range of issues including the ongoing carpet fair in Tehran and the features that distinguish the Iranian handmade carpets from those produced in other countries.

Iran Parliament Vows Strong Support for Handwoven Carpet Industry

A senior Iranian MP says the Parliament will do its best to help reinforce the export of Iran’s handmade carpets to global markets.
Tehran to Host World’s Largest Handmade Carpet Expo

Tehran to Host World’s Largest Handmade Carpet Expo

An Iranian official says a total of 730 domestic companies are expected to take part in the 26th edition of the world’s largest handmade carpet exhibition which is scheduled to open in Tehran on August 23.
Iran’s Annual Handicrafts Exports Stand at $250m

Iran’s Annual Handicrafts Exports Stand at $250m

A top Iranian official says the Islamic Republic exports $250 million worth of handicrafts each year.

Medical Tourists Looking for VIP Services in Iran

An Iranian surgeon and entrepreneur says the country should prepare the grounds for attracting medical tourists who would like to receive VIP services.
Int’l Machine-Made Carpet Exhibition Held in Tehran26

Int’l Machine-Made Carpet Exhibition Held in Tehran

The sixth edition of International Floor Covering, Moquette, Machine-made Carpet, and Related Industries exhibition was recently wrapped up in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
The Iranian inlaying craftswoman, Maliheh Fakhreddin, in a Farsi interview with IRNA has talked about the characteristics of the world's largest Khatam frame, which is under construction at the moment. “The frame is 7 by 8.4 metres, weighing more than 2 tonnes, and will be introduced to be registered in the Guinness Book of Records after the completion,” she added. According to Fakhreddin, the knitting process of this frame has been completed, and it will be ornamented with marquetry, wood-carving and turquoise-laying as well. “I believe that Khatam is the end of all arts, and the creativity and elegance of this art is not comparable to any other one,” she went on to say. This artisan also emphasized that although art of crafting Khatam is common in countries like India, the Khatam made in the Iranian south-central city of Shiraz is very high-quality and incomparable to foreign and even domestic samples. “The difference between Shiraz’s Khatam and other domestic Khatams is that camel or cow bones and bronze are used in it while in other types plastic fibres are used instead of bone, and bronze metal is rarely used. Moreover, they use liquid adhesive instead of wood glue.” The Iranian craftswoman added that the theme of this frame is to pay homage to the four greatest women of the world, i.e. (Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) (daughter of Prophet Muhammad), Saint Mary (mother of Jesus), Hazrat Asiyah (wife of the Pharaoh) and Hazrat Khadijeh (SA) (wife of Prophet Muhammad). “In this project, whose idea was set forth by Hadi Chabok, we tried to put Hazrat Fatima Zahra (SA) at the centre of the frame, and the name of three other great women are placed inside this central frame,” she noted. “We’ve done our best to create an international work having elements from different religions. Therefore, there are lines and texts in the form of scriptures of the holy Quran, Gospels and the Torah. The texts are in Persian, Arabic, English and Hebrew and they are placed on frames by art of marquetry.” Fakhreddin also pointed out that the work on this Khatam frame began in 2016 and it would be completed by the summer of 2018.

World’s Largest Inlaid Frame to Be Unveiled Next Summer

An Iranian handicrafts artisan says the construction of the world's largest Khatam (Inlaid work) frame will be finished in the summer of 2018.

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