Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Iran Handicrafts

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 Used to Heal Ailments

Harkareh stone pots are traditional utensils of northeastern Iran, which are believed to have many medicinal and effective properties.

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.

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

June 10 marks the World Handicrafts Day, an occasion commemorating the creative works of hard-working men and women all over the globe.

Iranian Artists Design Masks to Praise Nurses’ Efforts in COVID-19 Fight

Artists in the Iranian city of Isfahan have designed special protective masks to appreciate the efforts of the medical staff of the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Arak; A Tourist Hub in Central Iran with Picturesque Sites

The city of Arak in central Iran is home to numerous tourist attractions which draw large numbers of visitors every year.

Unique Souvenirs and Handicrafts of Iran’s Qeshm Island

Qeshm is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf with many natural, cultural and tourist attractions. The island is considered a tourist hub with great capacity to attract more domestic and foreign travellers.

Women Breathing New Life into Iran’s Qanats Using Handicrafts Revenues

Women in villages in southeastern Iran are using their skills to breathe new life into local underground water canals.

Iranian Firm Improves Quality of Hand-Woven Carpets with Silver Nanoparticles

An Iranian company producing hand-woven carpets has enhanced the quality of its products by utilizing special yarn containing silver nanoparticles, which has antibacterial properties and prevents a musty smell of carpet in humid environments.

In Iran, Felt-Making Has Roots in History

The art of making felt is an age-old tradition in Iran’s western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari that was invented by the ancient people, since the region is a major producer of livestock and wool, the natural fabric used in the felt.

Iranian Magnum Opus Artwork Put Up for Online Sale (+Video)

A masterpiece of carving art, created by an acclaimed Iranian artist, has been put up for sale at an auction with a minimum sale price of 500,000 US dollars.

Hut Hotels of Ghalehganj; Unique Attraction for Tourists

The first hut hotel of Iran which opened in the underprivileged city of Ghalehganj in 2016, is now a symbol of the development of city, and it is now known for this hotel.

Dashti Fabric Selected as Best Iranian Craft

The fabric used in the Aba (robe) weaving industry of “Bahiri" village of Dashti County in Bushehr province has been selected as the top craft at Iran’s National Handicrafts Festival.

3 Iranian Cities, 1 Village Listed as Global Hubs of Handicrafts

Three more Iranian cities as well as a village have been added to the World Crafts Council’s list of cities and villages known for their handicrafts. Now, over a dozen Iranian towns and cities are on the list.

Young Couple Selling Iranian Handicrafts Online

An Iranian couple has created a website to introduce and sell various Iranian handicrafts after years of travelling to different provinces of Iran and exploring different crafts in different parts of the country.

Iran Exports $146m Worth of Handicrafts in 8 Months

Iran has exported $146 million worth of handicrafts from mid-March to mid-November 2019, mainly to the Persian Gulf countries and Iraq, said a top Iranian official.

Javak-Kari; Traditional Art of Cutting Wood

Javak-kari is the delicate art of cutting and shredding wood, which dates back to the eighth century CE and has its origins in Iran’s Shiraz.

Iranian Craftsman Inscribes Quran on Stone

An artisan in Iran has turned his house into an exhibition of superb pieces of craftsmanship: stones on which are written the verses of the Quran, the holy book of Muslims.

Qalamkari; Traditional Art of Making Hand-Painted Textile

Qalamkari is a traditional textile art which was born in Isfahan during the Safavid era. Qalamkari artists do magic by using colours, fabric and wood.

Pastak & Shawl Weaving; Ancient Art of Iran’s Kurdistan

Shawl and Pastak weaving is one of the oldest handicrafts in Kurdistan province, especially the border city of Baneh. These shawls are woven with the wool of a particular goat.

Isfahan Hosting Exhibition of Exquisite Handmade Carpets

The 22nd edition of Isfahan Handmade Carpet Exhibition is underway in the city’s International Exhibitions Centre.

4 Iranian Cities Now on UNESCO’s List of Global Creative Cities

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added two more Iranian cities to the network of the world’s creative cities.

‘Diplomatic Ladies’ Hold Food, Handicrafts Festival in Tehran

A festival of food and handicrafts was held in Tehran on Thursday by the Diplomatic Spouses' Association of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

World’s Most Expensive Scarf Is Made of Silk and Tar

The world’s most expensive scarves are made of silk, tar, and oil in the town of Oskoo in the northeastern Iranian province of East Azarbaijan.

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