Urmia to host crafts exhibit

August 18, 2018 - 23:6

TEHRAN – A sales exhibition of handicrafts is due to open on Monday in the northwestern city of Urmia, the capital of West Azarbaijan province.

“Up to the moment craftspeople from 29 provinces [out of 31] have been set to take part in the event, which will be held for the 5th consecutive year,” a provincial cultural heritage official said, CHTN reported.

“A total of 140 stands have been designated to this exhibition yet amenities and accommodation for all exhibitors have been taken into consideration,” Afsaneh Ranjbar-Qasemi said.

The official expected the event to be highly welcomed as it will be held concurrently with a tourism fair in the same venue.

Patchworks of Kilim, leatherwork, traditional textile, glasswork, semi-precious stone, personal ornamentation and woodwork will be among the very handicrafts to be put on show, at the event which will come to an end on August 24.

Iran exported $280 million worth of handicrafts in [the previous Iranian calendar] year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018).


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