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Handicrafts

Zilu – An Original Artform from Iran’s Desert People

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.

Pateh-Sewing: A Traditional Iranian Handicraft

Pateh-sewing is an Iranian handicraft usually made by locals in the southeastern city of Kerman.

Vaziri Cave Museum in Suburban Tehran

Photos of Vaziri Cave Museum whose sculptures represent Iranian folklore.

Kalpouregan – The Only Living Pottery Museum in the World

Kalpouregan in Sistan and Baluchestan province is the only living pottery museum in the world. Female Baluchi artists have saved and kept the art of pottery from generation to generation for nearly 7000 years.

Iran President Calls for Stricter Border Controls to Tackle New COVID-19 Strain

The Iranian president has called for tighter measures on the country’s border entry points to stem the spread of coronavirus, especially the new strains of the virus.

This House Looks Absolutely Real, But It Isn’t!

An Iranian female artist builds miniature replicas of traditional Iranian houses in a way that no one can believe they are not real.

Iran to Attend Tokyo Int’l Art Fair Slated for March 2021

Several Iranian artists will take part in the 2021 edition of Tokyo International Art Fair, which is to be held in March 2021.

‘Iran’s World-Famous Handicrafts Ideal Advantage to Promote Tourism’

Iran’s minister of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts says handicrafts can be instrumental in making Iranian cities well-known across the world.

Gargoor: A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran

Gargoor-weaving is one of the popular handicrafts in Bushehr province in southern Iran, as most of the people in the coastal region make ends meet by catching fish.

Bandar Torkaman: A Must-See Port City in Northern Iran

Bandar Torkaman is a port city located 40 kilometres west of the city of Gorgan in northern Iranian Golestan province.

Rashti-Style Crochet: An Ancient Iranian Art

Rashtidoozi is a type of traditional Iranian crochet where cloth is decorated with colourful silk thread.

Zarbaft; A Fabulous but Almost Forgotten Persian Fabric

Zarbaft is the most exquisite and legendary Persian textile which was once a world-famous fabric.

Jirya; Iranian Village Globally Known for Its Carpets

Jirya is the name of a small village in Markazi province, central Iran, where a unique carpet with international reputation is woven.

Khulak Weaving Thriving Again in Iran’s Sistan as Lake Hamun Revives

Khulak weaving, the art of weaving a special type of curtain using reeds, is a profession practiced by many people living near the Hamun Lake in the underdeveloped Sistan and Baluchestan Province, south-east of Iran.

Iranian Woman Turns Farmland into Doll Exhibition

An Iranian woman has turned her farmland into an exhibition of dolls she makes for fun at the sixth decade of her life.

Engraving Art; Unique Manifestation of Iranian Culture, History

Toreutics or the art of engraving patterns on metal objects is a traditional art in Iran that has long been practised by many people in different parts of the country.

Harkareh; A Traditional Stone Pot Used to Heal Ailments

Harkareh stone pots are traditional utensils of northeastern Iran, which are believed to have many medicinal and effective properties.

Iran Home to Attractive, Dreadful Caves for Tourists

A top caver describes Iran as one of the few places in the world with dreadful and beautiful caves, shedding more light on the main features of these mysterious attractions.

Sarooq Rug: A Hand-Woven Persian Rug Popular among Western Buyers

The Sarooq rug is a kind of hand-woven Persian rug and a handicraft with international reputation.

Ancient Art of Mat Weaving in Iran’s Khuzestan

The art of weaving booria, a type of mat, is older than textile making in Khuzestan province, south-west of Iran.

Iran Celebrates World Handicrafts Day

June 10 marks the World Handicrafts Day, an occasion commemorating the creative works of hard-working men and women all over the globe.

Iranian Artists Design Masks to Praise Nurses’ Efforts in COVID-19 Fight

Artists in the Iranian city of Isfahan have designed special protective masks to appreciate the efforts of the medical staff of the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Arak; A Tourist Hub in Central Iran with Picturesque Sites

The city of Arak in central Iran is home to numerous tourist attractions which draw large numbers of visitors every year.

Women Breathing New Life into Iran’s Qanats Using Handicrafts Revenues

Women in villages in southeastern Iran are using their skills to breathe new life into local underground water canals.

Iranian Firm Improves Quality of Hand-Woven Carpets with Silver Nanoparticles

An Iranian company producing hand-woven carpets has enhanced the quality of its products by utilizing special yarn containing silver nanoparticles, which has antibacterial properties and prevents a musty smell of carpet in humid environments.

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