Kalpourgan to celebrate becoming world village of pottery

November 23, 2017 - 12:8

TEHRAN – Kalpourgan, a village located in southeastern Iran, will be named a world village of pottery in a ceremony which is scheduled to be held on December 14.

Located in Sistan-Baluchestan province, the village is widely famous for being a living museum of potteries, where the in-house expertise has been passed down generations to generations over the course of history.

The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization has organized a celebration ceremony under the auspices of the World Crafts Council (WCC), CHTH quoted Behrouz Isazadehi, a provincial tourism official, as saying on Tuesday.  

Envoys from the WCC– Asia Pacific Region will attend the event as well, Isazadeh added.

Iran has a total of six cities and one village honored with the prestigious WCC tag.

PHOTO: Potters carry their handicrafts in Kalpourgan village, southeast Iran.

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