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International Handicrafts Fair

International Handicrafts Fair
ID : N-333 Date : 2017/09/19 - 11:48

(Persia digest)-  Iran has expressed its readiness to host the International Handicrafts Fair. The Deputy for handicrafts pointed to the higher quality of exhibits at the fair and said: ‘Suitable planning means that Iran can host other artisans at this Fair and host international handicrafts exhibitions like Florence.”

Bahman Namvar Motlagh listed the most important features of the 28th National Handicrafts Exhibition as follows:

  • Standardization
  • Booth layout
  • A younger generation of artisans
  • Change of buyers from the government to the people
  • Attendance by large companies and business organizations
  • Performance of cultural programs on the sidelines of this exhibition
  • Pricing system
  • Presence of business delegations
  • Introduction of the consumption pattern, and design and packaging products

University Professor, Bahman Namvar Motlagh, added: ‘We are witnessing innovations in the handicrafts sector by introducing the consumption pattern. One of these was the Iranian home; we intend to propose ten interior decorations for the Iranian home in time for the Nowruz New Year fair.’

The Director of Trades and Exports Office at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism

Organization also said at the ceremony: ‘Our main objective in staging the largest commercial event for handicrafts is to increase sales and orders. Fortunately, we were able to achieve this at this year’s Fair.’

Puya Mahmudian continued by saying that the total sales figures for the 28th National Handicrafts Exhibition has been put at 5BN 100MM tomans, showing a 29% increase as compared to the exhibition staged last year. The figure for new orders was also put at 3BN 200MM tomans, showing an increase of 48% as compared to the exhibition last year.

He added Kilims, precious stones, pottery, and ceramics scored the highest sales at the Fair. An artisan from Khorasan Razavi Province made the highest sales figures for precious stones, standing at 500MM tomans.

According to this official, planning is under way for the Nowruz fair to take place end of February 2018.

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