Iranian artisans promote skills at Budapest festival

August 19, 2017 - 20:8

TEHRAN – A number of Iranian craftspeople are showcasing their skills at the 31st Festival of Folk Arts, which started on August 17 on open air courts of the Buda Palace, Budapest.

Hungarian Ambassador to Tehran Janos Kovacs as well as his Iranian counterpart Gholam-Ali Rajabi Yazdi attended the opening ceremony of the four-day event, IRNA reported on Friday.

The artisans, natives of Shiraz, are turning the spotlight on wood carving and marquetry expertise as embroidery is the dominant theme for the 2017 edition.

Craftspeople from nine other countries including Mongolia, China and Tajikistan along with their Hungarian fellows are showcasing works within some 100 stalls.

Over the past couple of years, dozens of Iranian handicrafts have been honored with the UNESCO Seal of Excellence. In 2010, a total of 65 crafts on various themes including enamel, tile, metalwork, leatherwork, wood carving received the privilege.

PHOTO: An aerial view depicts people visiting the 31st Festival of Folk Arts in Budapest, August 17, 2017.


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