Handicrafts

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.
Iran Exporting Hand-Made Batik Shawls to Neighbours16

Iran Exporting Hand-Made Batik Shawls to Neighbours

The batik headscarves made in the northeastern Iranian city of Osku are being exported to several countries like Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.

Kilim-Weaving; A 400-Year-Old Iranian Art

While Iranians have been weaving Kilim, a traditional type of rug, for the past 400 years, the art of making these handicrafts is just going to be internationally recognized after being registered by the World Crafts Council.

Iranian Felt-Making Art on Road to UNESCO List

Felt is one of the traditional handicrafts commonly made by nomadic people in Iran. Shahrekord in the country’s southwest, as the hub of felt-making in Iran, is going to be registered by UNESCO as the world’s felt-making city.

Lalejin Potteries: Healthy, Environment-Friendly Souvenir  

The food cooked in metal dishes are not totally healthy as they may release toxic materials.  Potteries, however, are healthy handicrafts in which one can keep foods and water for a long time.
Tourists Paying $1,200 to Buy Each Pair of These Hand-Made Shoes

Tourists Paying $1,200 to Buy Each Pair of These Hand-Made Shoes

A kind of traditional shoe made of leather is currently sewn in northwestern Iran which is not only regarded as an artwork, but is worth hundreds of dollars.

Golestan Palace in Tehran Showcases Its Antique Carpets

An exhibition of antique carpets and rugs belonging to the historical Golestan Palace in the Iranian capital is underway in the palace for the first time.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: City of Khansar

Khansar, a town in central Iran near the city of Isfahan, is home to various historical and natural attractions.
Iranian Carpet in UN

Zarif Narrates Story of Iranian Carpet Hung up on UN’s Wall

Iranian foreign minister has recounted the story behind the hanging up of an Iranian carpet adorned with a famous poem by Saadi, the prominent Persian poet, on a wall at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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