Gemstone processing is a great area for investment, particularly in a resource-rich country like Iran. However, the country has a long way to go if it wants to use the untapped but profitable opportunity.
A group of Iranian researchers have developed luminous fibres which could be used in the production of rugs and carpets.
The Coppersmiths’ Bazaar in the city of Yazd in central Iran has remained the hub of copperware trade and services after half a dozen centuries.
Iranian handicrafts and traditional arts, with a variety of about 300 types and a multi-thousand-year-old history, are among the most important tourist attractions of the country.
Iran has for the first time exported its homegrown mat weaving products to the Persian Gulf states of the UAE and Qatar.
An Iranian woman from the city of Yazd has made a football on which the flags of 32 countries participating in FIFA World Cup 2018 can be seen.
Lalejin, a city in the northwest of Iran’s Hamadan province, is known as the world’s capital of pottery, one of the first human artefacts and the objective representation of handicrafts in the minds of all people.
A doll exhibition is being held in the iconic Azadi Tower, showcasing a large collection of traditional and old dolls gathered from across Iran for the first time.
Iranian women involved in the handicrafts industry preserve traditional arts while making a living from the traditional activity.
One of the attractions of the religious city of Qom in central Iran is the handicrafts. As the city is a pilgrimage destination, it can accommodate many Iranian and foreign travellers, and the handicrafts market in the heart of the city could be very thriving.