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.
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.
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.
Women in Doidokh village in northeastern Iran are well-known for the silk carpets they weave, the majority of which are exported to other countries.
Pazyryk, the oldest Persian carpet which is named after the location of its discovery, is kept in Hermitage Museum of Russia.
Iran has recently unveiled a carpet on which a message of peace is written in 105 languages and is going to be exhibited at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
An exhibition of Iranian handicraft for foreign ambassadors’ wives was kicked off in Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) in Tehran.
An Iranian businessman says that Americans purchase 10% of handmade carpets exported by Iran.
The 25th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition opened on Monday, August 22, at Tehran’s Permanent International Fairgrounds. Here are Mehr’s photos of the exhibition:
The diversity of handicrafts in Iran is so high that preparing a list of them can take too long; however, it is a well-known fact that Iranian handmade carpets always sit atop the list.
Yadollah Rahmani, an official from the Fars governorate general for the coordination of economic affairs and resource development, said that according to official Custom House statistics, the province has exported $40m of handicrafts and hand woven carpets in the past year 1394 (March 2015-16).
The Head of the Handmade Carpet Office in the Fars Industry, Mine and Trade Organization said that $9.4m of handmade carpets have already been exported to US markets.
Isfahan has been chosen as the host city for the general assembly of the World Crafts Council (WCC), an Iranian official told reporters, speaking in Mashhad on Tuesday.
Payamema: London’s Christie’s auction house is set to auction three valuable carpets from Kerman. In the past few years, Sotheby’s has sold various Persian artefacts, the most famous of which was a carpet from Kerman for a price of $33.8m.