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.

The small town of Lalejin celebrated its designation as the World Pottery Capital by the World Crafts Council in 2016.

Around 80 percent of Lalejin’s population are potters, ceramists and involved in related jobs. Undoubtedly Lalejin is one of the important centres of pottery and ceramic productions in Iran.

What follows are the photos of the historical city and its handicrafts retrieved from Fars News Agency:

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