Kermanshah handicrafts on show in Tehran

July 28, 2019 - 18:29

TEHRAN – A wide-ranging collection of handicrafts, being made for centuries in Iran’s western Kermanshah province, has been put on show at the headquarters of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Tehran.

Highlights of the exhibition include sets of Kalash (lightweight traditional footwear also called Giveh), textile, door locks, musical instruments, woodwork, leatherwork, figurines, and rugs.

Handicrafts exports from Kermanshah province hit $8 million in the first six months of the past Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018), with handmade pairs of Kalash constituting the lion’s share of exports, according to data compiled by the provincial tourism department.

Some 11,000 people are currently engaged as crafters across Kermanshah where 60 fields of handicrafts are being practiced.

In late 2017, Marivan, a historical city in Kermanshah, officially celebrated being named a world crafts city for Kalash, in an event attended by Ghada Hijavi, the head of World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region.

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