• A late Timurid/early Safavid tinned-copper bowl. Iran, late 15th/early 16th century. 2021-09-11 20:30

    Glimpses of copper and coppersmithing in ancient Iran

    TEHRAN - History on the usage of copper is best understood when studied under the three stages of its use throughout human life namely, the Chalcolithic or Copper Age, Bronze Age, and the ancient times. And some anthropologists believe copper to be the first metal used by humans due to its softness and ease of manipulation.

  • Iranian handicrafts: Chalangari 2021-06-30 20:00

    Iranian handicrafts: Chalangari

    TEHRAN - Chilan is a Persian word used to describe the tools and objects made from Iron such as chains, small rings, horse bridle, saddle, and many other light-weighted objects.

  • coppersmithing 2020-11-18 17:39

    Traditional crafts of coppersmithing, blacksmithing revived in Arak

    TEHRAN-Traditional handicraft fields of coppersmithing and blacksmithing, which were obsolete in Arak, the capital of central Markazi province, have recently been revived, CHTN reported on Wednesday.

  •  An Iranian bronze padlock in the shape of a ram 2020-09-04 18:32

    A brief history of locks, locksmiths in Iran

    TEHRAN – Available evidence suggests that locks have been made in Iran since at least the second millennium BC.

  • Blacksmithing 2020-07-29 18:47

    Zavareh’s traditional blacksmithing added to intangible cultural heritage list

    TEHRAN- The centuries-old traditional blacksmithing in the oasis city of Zavareh on the edge of the central desert of Iran in Isfahan province has been inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list, a provincial tourism chief has said.