Iranian handicrafts on show at Yerevan exhibit

April 14, 2023 - 21:1

TEHRAN – A selection of Iranian handicrafts has been put on show at an exhibition underway at Yerevan’s Blue Mosque.

Ceramics, potteries, leatherwork, wooden ornaments, glassware, embroideries, traditional textiles, and rugs were among the objects displayed during the exhibition, Honaronline reported on Tuesday.

In addition to Armenians, the exhibition attracted travelers from Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, India, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and the U.S., the report said.

Organized by Iran’s Islamic Culture and Communication Organization, the exhibition features objects made by 35 artists and artisans who are natives of Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan province.

Tabriz is home to a historical mosque of the same name; the Blue Mosque of Tabriz. Home to hospitable people, Tabriz is a perfect introduction to Iran for sightseers crossing over the border from Armenia, or through the Gurbulak Bazargan border from Turkey.

According to the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, 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.

Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, the United States, and the coastal states of the Persian Gulf are among the countries that traditionally import ceramics, porcelain, hand-woven clothing, personal jewelry, and semi-precious stones from Iran.


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