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Iranian Robes: Fire-Proof, Snake-Repellent

Special robes are woven in the Iranian city of Nain which are quite resistant, fire-proof, and even snake-repellent, and have medicinal properties for those wearing them.

World’s Largest Copper Tray Built in Iran’s Zanjan

A senior Iranian official says the world's largest copper tray has been built in Iran’s Zanjan province upon the order of the Emir of one of the Persian Gulf states.

Pateh-Sewing; Folk Art of Women in Iran’s Kerman

Pateh is one of the most common and unique needlework arts in the Iranian province of Kerman.

Iranian Woman Making a Living by Weaving Baskets

An Iranian woman living in Kurdistan province, western Iran, runs her simple life by weaving baskets with twigs.

Chugha; Hand-Woven Sleeveless Coat for Iranian Nomads

Chugha or Chukha is a sleeveless coat woven by tribal women for male nomads in southwestern Iran, particularly the Bakhtiari Lur people.

Khoos Doozi; A Beautiful Pricey Handicraft (+Video)

Khoos Doozi is a traditional Iranian needlework which uses narrow plastic strips in various colours for sewing on different clothing.

City of Zanjan; Birthplace of Filigree Art

The city of Zanjan in north-western Iran has been registered as the national city and birthplace of filigree art, which dates back to several thousand years ago.

Verni-Weaving; Nomadic Art Indigenous to Iran’s Ahar

Verni is a flat tapestry which is woven by nomads in the Iranian city of Ahar, and is similar to Kilim and rug when it comes to its texture, raw materials, patterns and so on.

Fash Village; Hub of Musical Instrument Making in Iran

Fash is a unique village in Kermanshah province in Western Iran, where about 150 people are engaged in production of traditional musical instruments.

Turkmen Artists to Perform at Iran’s Kish Island during Nowruz

A group of prominent artists from Turkmenistan are going to participate in the Nowruz events of Kish Island, a major tourist resort in southern Iran.

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