Zilu is a very beautiful and yet simple and humble hand weave, and it can be said that it is this characteristic that has made it an original and traditional art of people who inhabit borders of the desert of Iran. Zilu Bafi of Meybod, in the province of Yazd, is quietly known in all over Iran. This...
One of the oldest handicrafts of Iran are Kilims and historical documents prove that they go back to more than five thousand years ago. Kilims are originally flat weaves that are made without using knots, but according to the Dehkhoda word encyclopedia it is also used as clothing. Kilims have mostly...
According to the specialists, pottery of Sistan and Baluchestan traces back to many thousand years ago. Three villages of Kalpurgan, Kuhmitag and Hulanchgan are the most important centers of pottery in this province. Amongst them, Kalpurgan is more famous and original than the others and is known wi...
Baluchestan embroideries are the most exquisite samples of handicrafts in Iran. These needleworks are locally called “Suchan Duzi”. There are many documents that prove this embroidery existed from the early years of Islamic era in this tribe and flourished during the Timurid and Safavid dynasty. Suc...
Kurdistan province is one of the centers that has heavily influenced the handicraft of carpets in Iran. Kurdistan carpets are also known as “Namir” carpets which means that they do not perish. There are almost no other techniques that differ from each other like the three styles of Kurdistan carpets...
Tow Bafi is the dominant handicraft of Khorashad village, one of the counties of Birjand in the South Khorasan. It was the first village of Iran that was registered as the center of the celebrated handicraft of Tow Bafi. The most common product of Tow Bafi is towels. In fact, due to the softness and...
South Khorasan has witnessed the production of many exquisite carpets in various historical eras and each has been produced according to the traditions of the region they originated from. South Khorasan, which was one of the most important cities of the Timurid Dynasty, also governed the city of Her...
Sermeh Duzi is one of the oldest embroideries of Iran. There is no available text regarding the history of this sewing handicraft, however, after examining the decorations of the collars, army and royal clothing and flags of Iranians during history we can be certain that they paid much attention to...
There are many gemstone mines in Mashhad, the center of Razavi Khorasan province and its surrounding cities. That is why one of the prospering handicrafts of this province is jewelry made of gemstones also known as “Mekhraj Kari”. Some of the most important gems are aquamarine, Agates, kinds of Quar...
Khalkhal is considered one of the important handicraft centers of Ardebil province and also Iran. The most prominent handicraft product of this region is weaving Jajim. Jajim is a handwoven product usually with strip, diamonds and colorful designs. In past, Jajims were used as Korsi (a low table wit...