Pouya Mahmoudian

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  • (From left) CHHTO deputy director Pouya Mahmoudian and Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar visit an exhibition of traditional women’s wear and personal ornamentation at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex on July 10, 2019. 2019-07-12 18:06

    Crafts exhibit spotlights fusion of nomadic, modern styles

    TEHRAN – A fusion of traditional and modern principles of designs in women’s wear and personal ornamentation was in the limelight at an exhibit, which came to end on Friday at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex.

  • “Tabriz event establishes synergy between tourism and handicrafts” 2019-07-03 20:56

    “Tabriz event establishes synergy between tourism and handicrafts”

    TEHRAN – The Iranian city of Tabriz is concurrently playing host to the 9th National Handicrafts Exhibition and the 1st Tourism Exhibition which is described by the deputy tourism chief as a “synergetic” approach to link traveling with souvenirs and handicrafts.

  • File photo: Foreign travelers browse handicrafts at a Tehran crafts exhibit. 2019-06-15 19:04

    Suitcase trade exports of handicrafts fetches Iran $99m in year

    TEHRAN – Iran earned some $99 million from exporting handicrafts via suitcase trade (allowed for customs-free and tax-free transfer) during the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said on Monday, CHTN reported.

  • Handicrafts exports up 3%, hit $289 million 2019-06-10 21:03

    Handicrafts exports up 3%, hit $289 million

    Tours to Iran’s world craft hubs in the pipeline

    TEHRAN - Iran’s handicrafts exports reached $289 million in the past Iranian calendar year 1397 (ended March 20), showing three percent growth year on year, Pouya Mahmoudian, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said on Monday, CHTN reported.

  • Tehran Ambassador to Paris Bahram Qassemi (5th L) visits Révélations – Fine Craft and Creation Fair – on May 23, 2019. 2019-05-24 21:07

    Iran makes debut at renowned Révélations

    TEHRAN – Ten top Iranian handcrafters are showing skills at the Révélations – Fine Craft and Creation Fair, which is underway at the Grand Palais in Paris.

  • Khatam is an ancient Persian technique of inlaying; a version of marquetry where art forms are made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone and metal precisely-cut intricate geometric patterns. 2019-05-13 19:22

    Iran to hold permanent crafts exhibit in Vienna 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is going to set up a permanent handicrafts exhibition in Vienna.

  • Over 2m Iranian artisans engaged in handicrafts 2019-02-24 09:32

    Over 2m Iranian artisans engaged in handicrafts

    TEHRAN – More than two million artisans are currently working in various fields of handicrafts across Iran, deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has said.

  • Sadabad hosting “Iran’s Lady” show 2018-12-08 22:29

    Sadabad hosting “Iran’s Lady” show

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of traditional handmade dresses titled “Iran’s Lady” is underway at the Museum of Fine Arts in the Sadabad Cultural-Historical Complex.

  • Iranian handicrafts 2018-10-24 15:02

    Exports of handicrafts up 9.5%, hit $107 million

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

  • An undated photo depicts Iranian women sketching floral motifs on row tiles before being glazed and backed in a kiln. 2018-10-17 20:39

    Tehran, Tokyo draw co-op roadmap for female crafters

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization and Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation have drafted a roadmap for conducting surveys to assist Iranian craftswomen, CHTN reported.

  • Cultural heritage body seeks to support craftswomen 2018-09-02 18:56

    Cultural heritage body seeks to support craftswomen

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has provided low-interest loans in a bid to support craftswomen who dominate the occupation.

  • A poster for the 27th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition 2018-08-25 22:37

    Major handmade carpet expo opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN - The 27th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition opened its doors to the public on Saturday at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds.

  • Tehran set to host 30th national crafts exhibit in August 2018-08-12 10:39

    Tehran set to host 30th national crafts exhibit in August

    TEHRAN – Craftspeople from every corner of Iran will promote skills in the 30th National Crafts Exhibition, which will open at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground on August 25 and will run until August 31.

  • Iran forex exemptions to secure handicraft exports 2018-07-24 09:29

    Iran forex exemptions to secure handicraft exports

    TEHRAN – Iranian exporters of handicrafts are no longer required to exchange their export currencies at the Forex Management Integrated System, locally known as NIMA.

  • اشتغال روستایی گردشگری  صنایع دستی 2018-07-19 11:07

    Iran bans imports of foreign handicrafts

    TEHRAN – Iran has banned the import of foreign-made handicrafts in a bid to push up sales of domestically-made counterparts.

  • CHHTO Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan (R) visits a permanent handicrafts market in Oud Lajan, downtown Tehran, July 10, 2018. 2018-07-12 12:48

    ‘Oud Lajan has potential to become an attractive tourist destination’

    TEHRAN – Oud Lajan neighborhood in downtown Tehran has a considerable potential to become an attractive tourist destination, Iran’s tourism chief has said.

  • An interior design developed by ‘Iranian Home’ as its theme 2018-06-26 10:26

    Festival to promote usage of handicrafts in construction industry

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will hold a special crafts festival with the aim of spurring the use of handicrafts in decorating high-rise buildings.

  • Exquisite handicrafts on show at Intl. Holy Quran Exhibition 2018-05-23 21:02

    Exquisite handicrafts on show at Intl. Holy Quran Exhibition

    TEHRAN - A collection of exquisite handicrafts has been put on show on the sidelines of the 26th International Holy Quran Exhibition, which is currently underway at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla. 

  • Pouya Mahmoudian 2018-04-24 06:31

    CHHTO picks new director for handicrafts

    TEHRAN – Pouya Mahmoudian has been appointed as the new deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization for handicrafts.

  •  Mohammadreza Saket, the secretary general of the Iranian Football Federation, presents handicrafts to FIFA President Gianni Infantino in an undated photo. 2018-02-24 20:45

    Iranian handicrafts to come into sight in World Cup

    TEHRAN – Collections of Iranian handicrafts will find their ways to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

  • A patchwork of traditional Iranian vessels meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-11-14 08:53

    CHTHO highlights online handicrafts trade

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization urges exporters and handicrafts retailers to take the best use of online marketing.

  • Handicraft, carpet exporters target new markets 2017-11-12 08:56

    Handicraft, carpet exporters target new markets

    TEHRAN – Associations of Iranian handicraft and hand-woven carpet exporters are set to form a consortium in a bid to explore new ways of sales and marketing, CHTN reported on November 7.

  • A poster for the 22nd International Craft Selling Exhibition (L’Artigiano in Fiera) 2017-11-11 20:28

    Iran to be guest of honor at Milan handicrafts expo

    TEHRAN – Iran has been named as the guest of honor for the 22nd International Craft Selling Exhibition (L’Artigiano in Fiera), which will be running from December 2 to 10 in Milan, Italy.

  • A craftswoman meticulously brush paints a traditional fruit pot in an undated photo. 2017-10-23 20:55

    Handicraft exports sees ten-fold rise to $2b

    TEHRAN – Iran has set a goal to increase the value of handicraft exports per annum to $2 billion by 2021 from currently around $240 million, the director of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) said on Saturday.

  • Handicraft exhibit to highlight S. Korea-Iran friendship 2017-10-21 20:04

    Handicraft exhibit to highlight S. Korea-Iran friendship

    TEHRAN – An exhibition of Iranian metal handicrafts and artworks will open in Tehran on Monday in close collaboration with South Korean Embassy to mark enduring relations and friendship between the two nations.

  • Photo shows a collection of Iranian potteries that are meticulously inlaid with enamel 2017-09-16 18:15

    Iran’s handicraft exports hit record high in March-July

    TEHRAN – Handicrafts exports from Iran hit a record high over the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 22, 2017) with 45.4 percent growth in contrast to the same period a year earlier, a tourism official says.

  • People visit the 28th National Crafts Exhibition in northern Tehran, August 24, 2017. (Asghar Khamseh/Tehran Times) 2017-08-28 19:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Tehran crafts expo: A venue for dialogue

    TEHRAN - During a visit to the 28th National Crafts Exhibition on Sunday, I gradually realized that many visitors, craftspeople, exhibitors, entrepreneurs and even officials are in ongoing dialogues, a phenomenon that was seemingly a prevailing feature of the event.

  • A view of the Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site 2017-08-15 10:09

    Tehran event to spotlight Tabriz as capital of Islamic tourism

    TEHRAN - The 28th National Crafts Exhibition which is to be held in Tehran is set to dedicate a special section to the city of Tabriz which will be the capital of Islamic tourism in 2018.

  • A craftswoman hand paints traditional Iranian potteries in an undated photo. 2017-08-01 09:01

    Tehran set to host national crafts exhibit in August

    TEHRAN - Wide-ranging Iranian handcrafts from every corner of the country will be put on show at the 28th National Crafts Exhibition, which will be held at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground from August 23 to 29.

  • پویا محمودیان 2017-06-10 19:46

    CHTHO to establish countrywide handicrafts kiosks

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization will launch handicrafts kiosks and souvenir shops in major cities and tourist destinations nationwide, IRNA reported on Wednesday.