Tehran to host major crafts exhibit

January 31, 2019 - 0:57

TEHRAN – The 3rd Fajr handicrafts festival, which brings together works from all over Iran, will be held at the Iranian Artists Forum in downtown Tehran from February 1 to 12.

Organized by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the event will showcase woodwork, illuminated manuscript, miniature, textile printing, enamel, leatherwork, calligraphy, metalwork, mirrorwork, and marquetry, among others.

It will also feature potteries, ceramics, personal ornamentation, rugs and kilim carpets.

A select of handicrafts are due for completion, whose winners will be announced on February 6, CHHTO Deputy Director Pouya Mahmoudian said, Fars reported.

Iran’s handicrafts exports reached $107 million in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), growing 9.5 percent year on year.


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