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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.

    • Inlay, Precious Arts in Orient

      Inlay, also known as Khatam or Khatam Art, is one of the precious arts in the Orient and is considered as a laborious...

    • Calligraphy of Qazvin

      According to Iranian legends, calligraphy was invented by Tahmuras, the third king of Pishdadian dynasty. It has been...

    • Ghalamkari Print of Isfahan (Calico Work)

      Ghalamkari, a kind of traditional print that is applied to textile, is one of many handicrafts of Isfahan. The...

    • Chanteh Bafi of Fars

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

    • Mekhraj Kari of Mashhad

       There are many gemstone mines in Mashhad, the center of Razavi Khorasan province and its surrounding cities. That is...

    • Termeh, Luxurious Royal Fabric

      Termeh is a woven fine and precious cloth with traditional Iranian patterns or textures which is woven by hand with two...

    • Gilan Pottery

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

    • Ihrami Bafi of Khuzestan


      Ihrami is a kind of traditional fabric of Iran that is locally produced in province of Khuzestan. This fabric is made...

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