Russia, Japan Eager to Host Exhibition of Iranian Handicrafts
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russian and Japanese diplomats expressed enthusiasm for hosting exhibitions of Iranian handicrafts in their countries after visiting a craft fair in Tehran.
According to Pouya Mahmoudian, an official at Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), Japanese and Russian diplomats were impressed by a recent exhibition of Iranian handicrafts, held in Tehran.
Algeria’s ambassador to Tehran also applauded the exhibition, in which Iranian-made handicrafts were offered for sale, she added.
Iran has a long tradition of producing artisanal goods including Persian carpets, ceramics, copperware, brassware, glass, leather goods, textiles and wooden artifacts including wood inlaying --an art which consists of carving on inlaid pieces of wood and creating embossed designs on them.