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Shiraz set to become Creative City of Crafts

Shiraz set to become Creative City of Crafts

A dossier has been compiled on the city of Shiraz to be inscribed as a Creative City of Crafts by Unesco. This has now been submitted to the World Crafts Council for initial assessments to register Shiraz as Iran’s second city after Isfahan in the Creative Cities Network.

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Silver beating - A precious Iranian art

Silver beating - A precious Iranian art

The art of silver beating (toreutics) is one of the traditional Iranian metalwork handicrafts which dates back to several thousand years ago to the era of the Scythians who were of Aryan origin. No evidence has been found yet on the origins of silver beating. However, many silverware artworks with more than 3,000 years of age have been discovered so far including the gold Marlik Cup and Hassanlou Cup.

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Iran and Spain to expand tourism ties

Iran and Spain to expand tourism ties

Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (CHTO) Ali-Asghar Mounesan and Spanish Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Reyes Maroto on Wednesday underlined the expansion of Tehran-Madrid tourism cooperation.

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Iran leads the world with handicraft cities

Iran leads the world with handicraft cities

Deputy for handicrafts at the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran has said: “Currently, Iran leads the world with eight craft cities and two villages. China comes next with six craft cities and villages, and Chile is third with four craft cities and villages.

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