The latest news and views about the Iranian handicrafts
Ikat (Daraee, Persian word for asset) is one of the beautiful and unique hand-woven fabrics produced in the Iranian city of Yazd. The industry is known as Ikat weaving. They make the fabric using natural silk and very beautiful geometric designs and pictures.
The largest Iranian kilim, measuring 105 square meters, has been woven by seven full-time and three part-time weavers in a matter of 40 days in Havarz Village in Iran’s Fars Province, with a design by and under the supervision of a distinct entrepreneur lady.
The Iranian Deputy Minister of Handicrafts and Traditional Arts said: “Holding three major international events in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, with a focus on handicrafts has had a significant impact on boosting our regional and international credit in the field of handicrafts and has increased the willingness of tourists from other countries to travel to Iran.”
The National Museum of Iran (NMI) says the country’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ezzatollah Zarghami asked about object handling protocols before he touched a 4,500-year-old artifact, an episode that has drawn backlash.
An exhibition of Persian carpet making will be held in the Portuguese town of Mira de Aire this month.
A few days ago, an Iranian artist unveiled an Olympics-themed framed rug in Tokyo, where the 2020 Olympics is underway.
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.
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.
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 minister of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts says handicrafts can be instrumental in making Iranian cities well-known across the world.
Zarbaft is the most exquisite and legendary Persian textile which was once a world-famous fabric.
Jirya is the name of a small village in Markazi province, central Iran, where a unique carpet with international reputation is woven.
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.