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Iran Exports $146m Worth of Handicrafts in 8 Months

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.
Old Iranian Village Nominated for ‘To Do Award’ (2)

Old Iranian Village Nominated for ‘To Do Award’

A plan envisaging the touring of the old quarter of the Esfahak village in the city of Tabas in central Iran has found its way to the final stage of the “To Do Award” contest.

Ancient Water Mills Still in Use in Eastern Iran

There are seven ancient water mills in the city of Boshrouyeh in South Khorasan Province, east of Iran, and interestingly, three of them are still working.

Iranian Woman Turns into Entrepreneur after Retirement

A retired Iranian lady has created jobs for more than 1,000 people by launching her own business, and is running a campaign against the US sanctions.

Rituals for Rain: Legacy of Drought in Eastern Iran

Since a long time ago, South Khorasan province in eastern Iran has been home to numerous rituals where locals pray for rain.

Nowruz Customs in Various Cities of Iran

The Persian New Year or Nowruz is celebrated in a wide range of ways in different cities of Iran as there are many different ethnic groups and a great cultural diversity across the country. However, there are also some Nowruz customs that are the same among all the people living in Iran.

People in Desert Areas Mark Yalda Night with Special Rituals

The Iranian people living in desert areas of South Khorasan Province in eastern Iran mark the Yalda Night, the longest night of the year and the winter solstice, by holding various rituals like cooking special dishes and sweets.

Disabled Iranians Making Handicrafts to Make Ends Meet

A non-governmental charity in the city of Birjand in eastern Iran has trained and provided facilities for 70 disabled people to make a living by producing handicrafts.

Two Iranian Cities, One Village Registered by World Crafts Council

Two Iranian cities and a village have been officially registered by the World Crafts Council for their outstanding handicrafts, said the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

Iranian Art of Tobafi to Be Inscribed by World Crafts Council

The World Crafts Council is considering registering an Iranian fabric-weaving art known as Tobafi, which is one of the major handicraft skills and traditional arts of South Khorasan province in northeastern Iran.