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Rashti-Style Crochet 1

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; 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 (30)

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 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

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 4

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 to Heal Ailments 16

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.
Sarooq carpets of Iran

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.
Mat Weaving in Iran’s Khuzestan

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

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.