Golabatoon, with a more than two-thousand-year-old history, is a kind of traditional embroidery of Hormozgan. The World Crafts Council has recorded Hormozgan as a center of Golabatoon, due to its unique and unmatched products. Like many other kinds of embroidery crafts, Golabatoon is made by the han...
One of Semnan’s many handicrafts are felts that have been produced from a long time ago. The method of making felts are almost similar in different areas of Iran, but they sometimes vary in color, pattern and thickness. Felts are known to be the oldest floor covering that was made by mankind. There...
Giveh Bafi, making of Giveh, or Giveh Chini, is one of most significant handicrafts of Kermanshah and it makes up a major share of products of this province. Giveh is an espadrille like footwear that is very light and durable. It was more common in the past and was worn by farmers and villagers. Thi...
Chaleshtar is one of the oldest cities in the neighborhood of Shahr-e Kord, in the province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. One kind of Iranian handicrafts, of which the industrial aspect excels its artistic values, has been practiced in Chaleshtar for a long time. It is the craft of Ghoflsazi or lock...
Filigree is one the most important applied arts of province of Zanjan. Filigree is a kind of metalwork, and researchers have traced it back to 550 to 330 B.C. Many filigree artifacts have been discovered in Susa, Dura-Europos, Hamedan and Jeyhoun treasure which prove that this craft was practiced fr...
Toreutics is an Iranian field of art which is considered as handicrafts and artistic metalworking. There is no clear history on its background; however, according to some archaeologists and art historians it dates back to period of Scythians or Sakas who were of nomadic Iranians living in pre-Achaem...
Termeh is a woven fine and precious cloth with traditional Iranian patterns or textures which is woven by hand with two sets of warp and weft yarn made of pile, wool, natural and synthetic high-quality silk with tall fibers. Although some believe that the origin of Termeh is the heart of Central Asi...
Carpet or rug, defined as a precious textile fluffy ground cloth woven from cotton, wool and silk in some cases, is considered as one of the ancient industries of Iran; and, as per the artifacts recovered from people of the past and what writings of historians, tourists, and fighters implies, weavin...
Miniature or Persian miniature is an art that brings the ability of depicting the whole nature in a small frame and basically refers to any delicate artistic phenomenon, regardless the way it has been created. The word miniature in Persian literally means a small and delicate nature, though the word...
Enamel refers to the art of painting and decorating metals such as gold, silver and copper (and sometimes glass and ceramics which is also called as vitreous enamel or porcelain enamel) with opaque or transparent colorful material; and, indeed, it can be considered as an experimental or laboratorial...