Hormozgan province exports $3 million of handicrafts in year

April 2, 2023 - 20:0

TEHRAN - Handicrafts exports from Hormozgan province reached $3 million during the past Iranian calendar year 1401, which came to an end on March 20.

Hormozgan exported some $3 million of handicrafts during the past Iranian calendar year, which is considered a remarkable success for artisans and craftspeople, the provincial tourism chief said on Saturday.

“We are planning to take part in various exhibitions to expand our foreign markets as Hormozgan’s handicrafts are of high importance in terms of diversity,” Mohammad Mohseni said.

Hormozgan is home to more than 80,000 casters, most of whom are women, the official stated.

Based on available data compiled by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, the value of Iran’s handicrafts exports stood at $400 million during the first ten months of 1401.

Compared with the same period a year earlier, the figure represents some 30 percent growth. The Islamic Republic exported some $320 million worth of handicrafts in 1400.

Iran has the most cities and towns registered with the World Crafts Council (WCC), followed by China with seven, Chile with four, and India with three designated ones.

Bordering the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman on the south and bounded by Bushehr and Fars provinces on the west and northwest, Kerman on the east and northeast, and Sistan-Baluchestan on the southeast, Hormozgan is widely renowned for having incredible culture and heritage, stunning sceneries, and above all its warm and hospitable people.

It embraces arrays of islands among which Kish, Hormuz, Hengam, and Qeshm are the most popular ones and top tourist destinations in the southernmost parts of the country.


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