The latest news and views about the Iranian handicrafts
Ikat, an 800-year-old art, in Iran’z Yazd
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.
Iran’s unknown art of darning
Darning is a traditional and old art in our country, Iran, which came into existence alongside the art of carpet weaving, and it is a skill that can re-enliven an old carpet.
Iran handicrafts: Largest Iranian kilim woven
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.
Iran’s successful participation in 3 international handicrafts events in Uzbekistan
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.”
National Museum of Iran says minister did ask about object handling protocols
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.
Artifacts returned from France to Iran on display
A collection of 29 historical objects of the period between five thousand years ago and the Islamic era was recently returned to Iran through the efforts of the Iranian cultural counsellor in France.
Iran hosts exhibition of compound sculptures
The Iranian capital, Tehran, is hosting an exhibition of compound figures made of wood and terracotta.
Color and light combination in dream palace
A creative artist in the city of Saleh Abad, Hamadan Province, has used colorful pottery fragments to decorate the walls of a house turning it to a palace of light and color.
Handwoven Takab carpets registered by WIPO
Iran says handwoven carpets manufactured in the city of Takab in West Azarbaijan Province have been registered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Persian carpet making to go on display in Portugal
An exhibition of Persian carpet making will be held in the Portuguese town of Mira de Aire this month.
The Carpet Which Introduces Iranian Art in Olympics
A few days ago, an Iranian artist unveiled an Olympics-themed framed rug in Tokyo, where the 2020 Olympics is underway.
“Jing Jelang” – Baluchestan Shoes for the Wealthy
“When the rich people in Baluchestan society wore these traditional shoes, they were called Jing jelang because of the noise they made while walking.”
Zilu – An Original Artform from Iran’s Desert People
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.
Pateh-Sewing: A Traditional Iranian Handicraft
Pateh-sewing is an Iranian handicraft usually made by locals in the southeastern city of Kerman.
Vaziri Cave Museum in Suburban Tehran
Photos of Vaziri Cave Museum whose sculptures represent Iranian folklore.
Kalpouregan – The Only Living Pottery Museum in the World
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.
This House Looks Absolutely Real, But It Isn’t!
An Iranian female artist builds miniature replicas of traditional Iranian houses in a way that no one can believe they are not real.
Iran to Attend Tokyo Int’l Art Fair Slated for March 2021
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 World-Famous Handicrafts Ideal Advantage to Promote Tourism’
Iran’s minister of cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts says handicrafts can be instrumental in making Iranian cities well-known across the world.
Gargoor: A Basket Fish Trap Made in Southern Iran
Gargoor-weaving is one of the popular handicrafts in Bushehr province in southern Iran, as most of the people in the coastal region make ends meet by catching fish.
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 is the most exquisite and legendary Persian textile which was once a world-famous fabric.
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, 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
An Iranian woman has turned her farmland into an exhibition of dolls she makes for fun at the sixth decade of her life.