Iranian Handicrafts and traditional arts are among the most important tourist attractions.
Iran is very rich in handicrafts, with a variety of about 300 fields and several thousand years old. Today we want to take you to this beautiful and fascinating world.
Hand woven carpet (Handmade Carpet)
Persian rug also known as Iranian carpet is an important floor covering . It is made by hand in Iran from high-quality wool and silk.
The motifs used in Iranian rugs are derived from the culture and lifestyle of its weavers from anywhere in Iran. It can be said that every Persian rug is a beautiful piece of Iranian culture and nature.
Although carpet weaving in Iran is a national art but it is not limited to a city or a specific place in the country. Some cities are famous as a Iranian rug center, same as Tabriz, Kashan, Isfahan.
Khatam Kari (Marquetry)
The Persian marquetry (Also known as Persian inlaid work) is one of the most important Persian handicrafts.
Khatam is the art of decorating the surface of wooden objects in the form of mosaics with wooden, bone and metal geometric shapes.
From about 400 years ago, it has spread to various parts of Iran, especially in Shiraz and Isfahan. Delicate and meticulous marquetry has been produced since the Safavid dynasty. Khatam with smaller pieces is more highly valued.
Miniature is a kind of painting which has a long history that dates back to the scribes of the medieval ages. It is a traditional Iranian style of painting that is very detailed. Except for Iran, also it can be seen in Japan, the Far East and China.
Finally, One of the most beautiful miniature types, are flowers and birds designs.
Persian enameling (Mina Kari)
Persian enameling or Mina Kari has 5000 years of history. Mina Kari is the art of decorating metals with colored materials. Today, this art is mostly made on copper, but it can also be made on gold and silver. Isfahan is one of the major centers of Persian enameling.