Iranian handicrafts on show at Florence fair

April 25, 2018

TEHRAN – Varied collections of Iranian handicrafts are on display at the 82nd International Handicrafts Trade Fair, which is currently underway at the Fortezza da Basso, Florence.

32 skilled artisans -- natives of different provinces -- are promoting their works at the event, ILNA reported on Sunday.

Covering 120 square meters, Iran’s pavilion has been set up by the Touring and Automobile Club in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the report said.

The pavilion holds workshops and local musical performances as well.

Over the past couple of years, dozens of Iranian handicrafts have gained the UNESCO Seal of Excellence.

Some 800 handicrafts-associated businesses as well as hundreds of craftspeople from about 50 countries are attending the event that runs through May 1.

PHOTO: A file photo depicts Iranian potteries

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