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Handicrafts in Sistan & Balouchestan
While travelling, many people like to collect little souvenirs to take home with them as a reminder of the places they’ve been to, and the people they’ve met.
Learning about the occupation and history of the people of a region can tell you a great deal about their taste and way of life.
The Roots of Persian Rugs
What started as a need to protect the nomadic tribes from the cold gradually turned into a work of art and a sign of wealth and distinction.
In the old days, traditional handmade shoes known as ‘Giveh’ were worn by most people in Iran, especially those living in rural and mountainous areas with mild weather.
Udlajan Art Center
Iran's handicrafts have always been well received both by the local population and tourists. In this feature, we will visit a handicrafts fair, right in the heart of Tehran.
Arts and Crafts in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari
Who doesn’t love beautiful handicrafts? We all enjoy looking at different colors and patterns that are so delicately formed into handmade art pieces.
Top 10 Iranian Souvenirs
Thanks to its old civilization, rich culture and geographical diversity, Iran boasts of a wide variety of arts and crafts to pick from.
This report will take you on a tour of workshops where traditional decorative silverwork known as "Malileh" is made.
Persian Motifs in Everyday Life
In this feature we'll be looking at some of the stores in the capital who sell great stuff, wearable and non wearable with classic Persian motifs. Imagine wearing a shirt with a unique design, one that reflects the Persian culture, or having a decorative object at home, that resembles a traditional theme. It's going to be fun! By Hoda Lezgee & Vahid Shafigh - 2016
For centuries, the handicraft of Isfahan illustrated some of the finest Persian art. Isfahan handicrafts get a lot of attention. The province itself is a major tourist attraction and so many foreigners and Iranians frequent Isfahan. And they have a hand in spreading and introducing Isfahan’s art to others. Maybe that is why Isfahan’s handicrafts are somewhat more popular throughout the world. That, in addition to the ages of experience the Isfahani artists have in mastering Persian craftsmanship
Handicrafts of Birjand
Like many other regions in Iran, South Khorasan Province boasts a high number of handicrafts. In this feature, we toured some villages of the province and met with skilled craftsmen and got to know more about their works including weaving a special traditional cloth called "Jajim", pottery, woodwork and of course the all time favorite "Persian Carpet". By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
In this episode we’ll familiarize you with a number of handicrafts traditionally made in Najafabad. You will see how artisans put their skills into crafting knives, felt hats, special footwear called Giveh as well as exquisite rugs. By Behrouz Nadjafi & Amir Hossein Pour Esmaili - 2015
Carpet Expo 2015
In the 24th handmade Persian carpet fair, thousands of traditional and modern rugs are on display from all over Iran. Different shapes, sizes, patterns and colors are showcased by vendors and carpet makers. By Reza Nayebi & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
Today the number of styles, patterns and types of Iranian carpets are like the number of stars in the sky and each one of these carpets represents a part of Iran's art and culture. By Amir Mehdi Kazemi & Alireza Honarjou - 2014
Handicrafts of Shahroud City
Art is a fine industry in Iran and Iran is famous for its unique handicrafts. There are millions of Iranians involved in the production of handicrafts and other rural industries like Persian carpets, Kilim & Jajim, hand–made and hand-painted glassware and ceramics, pottery items. A lot of these popular souvenirs to buy while visiting Iran can be found in Shahroud region. A region which is famous for its artistic diversity! By Shahriar Azimi & Alireza Raziyee - 2014
Termeh is one of Iran's ancient handicrafts that dates back to thousands of years ago. This kind of textile which was originally woven by hand, is a work of beauty that adorns every Iranian’s house. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2014
Just south of Yazd and on the edge of one of Iran's main deserts, there is an area called Marvast. It is all about nature and greeneries!
Attractions of Kish Island
On the Island of Kish there is a walk-way known as the “Celebrities’ Road” where you can see the busts of 20 revered contemporary Iranian personalities.
Keramat & Velayat Decade
Religious celebrations and festivities have always been an integral part of the Iranian culture.
Cultural links between Iranians and Armenians can be traced back to Zoroastrian times.
Here is a closer look at the ancient Persian motif of paisley which has adorned Iran's artworks for thousands of years. This ancient desert stands for life, eternity and birth.
The Persian Ney
It is one of the oldest handmade musical instruments in the world. Some say that it’s actually the human spirit that shows one of its facades through its melodic sound.
Here, there are attractions both for the brave at heart and for those who enjoy quiet long walks in abandoned and secluded historic villages.
Going Back in Time
Join us to visit different religious sites all located on 30- Tir Street; a mosque, a church, a synagogue and a fire temple.
Wonders of Kish Island
Since its very first dawn, the Island of Kish has been watching over its natural wonders and precious wildlife.