Kalpouregan in Sistan and Baluchestan province is the only living pottery museum in the world. The female Baluchi artists have saved and kept the art of pottery from generation to generation for nearly 7000 years. They create unique artworks out of dust and mud, which has brought them worldwide fame. Nowadays, using pottery-making machines and wheels are very common, but these Baluchi women create pottery which is famous all around the world, using no tools.
A bus, dubbed Ghasedak, doubles as a portable handicrafts shop, displaying souvenirs from different parts of Iran on its journey.
Rouyin is an Iranian village which hosts a complete traditional textile industry, employing more than 300 weaving machines. The village has recently been registered...
Head of the Iran's National Carpet Center Hamid Kargar said here on Thursday that China is considered as the 10 main countries that import Iranian hand-woven carpets.
Anbaran village in Astara in the northern province of Gilan, has developed into a handicraft village, said the deputy head of Gilan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department.
Chaleshtar in the central district of Shahrekord, the provincial capital of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, is going to be home to Iran's first carpet village, says the head of Carpet Department at the provincial Industries, Mines and Commerce Organization.
An analysis of structural techniques and designs shows that Zilu, although looking like a simple hand-woven thread rug, has a profound cultural richness and depth of thought.
Head of Iran National Carpet Center Hamid Karegar says the Islamic Republic will resume export of its hand-woven carpets to US in near future.
Doidukh village of North Khorasan Province has a long history in producing different handicrafts including double-sided silk rug.
The rug has been put on display in some Asian and European countries.