Handicrafts

  • Photo of Iranian Province Exports Over $100,000 Worth Of Handicraft

    Iranian Province Exports Over $100,000 Worth Of Handicraft

    Mehrdad Raeesi told IRNA that it mostly included traditional jewelry items, adding that they were mostly exported to Turkey, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), France and Germany. The province has 12,000 handicraft artists who work in 52 fields, including carpet, kilim, giveh (kind of shoes), etc.

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  • Photo of Women Breathing New Life into Iran’s Qanats Using Handicrafts Revenues

    Women Breathing New Life into Iran’s Qanats Using Handicrafts Revenues

    It has been years that women in villages on the outskirts of the city of Shahdad in the southeastern Iranian province of Kerman have not only kept alive the forgotten local handicraft, but also contributed to the restoration and renovation of qanats (subterranean aqueducts) in the locality many of which have been registered on the List of National Heritage Sites. The group called “Gojino” brings together more…

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  • Photo of Corona Reduces Income of Handicraft Workers

    Corona Reduces Income of Handicraft Workers

    Khatereh Ostad Rezaei, referring to women’s activities in cooperatives, said: “Currently, 10 to 12 percent of cooperatives are run by women in the field of carpets, handicrafts, small and high-yield industries, home-based businesses and the food industry, including agriculture.” And its affiliates are active. Referring to the problems facing women’s cooperatives, she said: “Currently, cooperatives and activists in the field…

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  • Photo of In Azerbaijan, Carpet Artisans Quietly Preserving Age-Old Traditions

    In Azerbaijan, Carpet Artisans Quietly Preserving Age-Old Traditions

    In the ancient world, carpet commerce along the famed Silk Road was valued by weight like precious metals. So it is no wonder that a nation at the physical and metaphorical threshold of East and West is taking carpets to the next level. Since traditional Azerbaijani carpet weaving was registered as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by…

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