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    Handicrafts

    Artistic productions including handmade crafts are very potent cultural representatives, particularly for countries with ancient civilizations. Iran owns an enormous wealth of traditional masterpieces remained from old, middle, and modern arenas. The geographical location of Iran, bridging west to the east, along with the country’s long history of trade with other countries such as China and India, has contributed to the huge diversity of arts and crafts displayed in the country’s museums.

    • Varni Bafi of Ardabil

      “Varni Bafi” or making Varni, is a traditional and popular weave of Azerbaijan region. Today it is produced in an area...

    • Chanteh Bafi of Fars

      Chanteh or “Ayinehdan” is one of the handwoven products of nomad people of Fars province. Chanteh has been defined as...

    • Kalpurgan Pottery

      According to the specialists, pottery of Sistan and Baluchestan traces back to many thousand years ago. Three villages...

    • Gilan Pottery

      Pottery is one of the oldest handicrafts of Gilan. Many pottery artifacts that belong to Iron Age can be found in Marlik...

    • Yazd Pottery

      The art of pottery is one of the most beautiful and ancient crafts of Meybod which, due to its history and economic...

    • Nazok Kari or Rizeh Kari of Urmia

      Woodcrafts refers to objects that are made from wood, and carpentry is one of the most important professions in cities...

    • Ghoflsazi (locksmithing) of Chaleshtar

      Chaleshtar is one of the oldest cities in the neighborhood of Shahr-e Kord, in the province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari...

    • Embroidery of Sistan and Baluchestan

      Baluchestan embroideries are the most exquisite samples of handicrafts in Iran. These needleworks are locally called...

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