New national cities, villages of handicrafts selected

July 24, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has recently named 11 new national cities and villages of handicrafts, Mehr reported. 

Amongst the selectees are the cities of Zanjan for filigree, Kashan for traditional textile, Iranshahr for needlework, Abadeh for wood carving as well as the village of Fash for crafting indigenous musical instruments. 

Two of the cities and one village will ultimately be shortlisted by a CHHTO-affiliated committee of experts for possible inscription by the World Crafts Council.

Iran has currently six cities and one village honored with the prestigious WCC tag.

PHOTO: Detail of a wood-carved panel being crafted at a workshop in Abadeh, southcentral Iran  

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