Iranian artisans to promote skills, arts at Milan festival

October 25, 2017 - 19:49

TEHRAN – A cluster of Iranian craftspeople will demonstrate their skills at the Artigiano in Fiera International Crafts Selling Exhibition, which will be held in Milan, Italy, from December 2 to 10.

Iran will be a guest of honor for the prestigious event. The country’s pavilion, measuring 980 square meters, will be set up jointly by the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization and the national touring and automobile club in collaboration with several domestic handicraft businesses.

Iran’s offerings will touch upon woodwork, illuminated manuscript, miniature, textile printing, enamel, leatherwork, handwoven products, calligraphy, traditional musical instruments, embroidery, metalwork, and marquetry, amongst a lavish patchwork of other skills.

It will also show off various souvenirs, handwoven rugs and carpets, indigenous dishes along with live performances and workshops which hint as its rich historical heritage and tourism attractions. 

Exhibitors, craftsmen, buyers, retailers as well as import and export companies from 115 countries will attend the event at the Fiera Milano Group and Milan Convention Centre.

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

PHOTO: A poster for the Artigiano in Fiera International Crafts Selling Exhibition

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