Handicrafts

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. Furthermore, the contemporary crafts, beside artistic and decorative aspects, offer functional utilities for people, which can be found in traditional bazaars in full variety.

Handicrafts refer to products of art and industry which mainly rely on indigenous and traditional specialties and, independent from high technologies, are generally created by hand, using local raw materials and hand tools which can be either in a studio or simply at home; handicrafts have had both artistic and functional characteristics and have been generally called as “art-industry”. The most famous Iranian traditional handicrafts include drawing, miniature paintings, calligraphy, gilding, carving, engraving, pottery, carpet waving, and tiling.

Handicrafts

Golabatoon of Hormozgan

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...

Semnan Felts

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 the...

Giveh of Kermanshah

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...
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