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Iran Unveils Handmade Carpets Woven for FIFA World Cup

Seven exquisite hand-knotted Persian carpets commemorating the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Russia have been put on display during a ceremony in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz.

Iran Unveils 110-Year-Old Rug with Portrait of National Hero

The Carpet Museum of Iran has unveiled a rug depicting the portrait of Mirza Koochak Khan, an early twentieth century revolutionary and nationalist.

Iran to Host Meeting of World Crafts Council’s West Asia Sub-Region

The Islamic Republic of Iran is set to host the 7th round of World Crafts Council-West Asia Region’s meeting later this year.

Three Iranian Handicrafts Nominated for UNESCO Award

At least three handicrafts from southern Iranian province of Khuzestan have been nominated for the UNESCO Award of Excellence for Handicrafts.

Iranian Artisan Uses Scrap Metal to Make Lovely Statues

Bahram Ashofteh, a highly talented Iranian craftsperson, has managed to turn scrap metal leftovers into very beautiful statues.

French Start-up Promoting Iranian Handmade Shoes “Giveh”

A French start-up has started introducing Giveh, one of the oldest and simplest kind of shoes Iranian know, to the world.

Iranian Handicrafts on Display at Italian Fair

A group of Iranian artisans are showcasing their handicrafts at the 82nd edition of the International Handicrafts Trade Fair, which is underway at the Fortezza da Basso, Florence.

Girls Selling Handicrafts Online to Help Develop Their Remote Village

A group of Iranian girls from a faraway village in Iran’s most underdeveloped province have come up with a new initiative to sell their handmade crafts and spend the money they earn in the education and health sectors of their village.

Iran Unveils Rugs Woven for Rivals at 2018 FIFA World Cup

Iran has unveiled three rugs woven by highly-skilled Iranian artists to be gifted to Team Melli’s Group Stage rivals at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Iran’s Handicrafts in Photos: Ancient Art of Qalamkari

Qalamkari or Kalamkari is a beautiful type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, mostly produced in Iran and India.

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