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The Iranian community has been observing some form of Islamic dress code (hijab) since the ancient times – the Achaemenid era in particular – up to now. In many images and designs of the centuries before the advent of Islam and afterwards, Iranian men and women have observed Hijab and maintained their dignity by covering...
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South Khorasan; Well-Known Centre of Diverse, Traditional Handicrafts Iranian handicrafts and traditional arts, with a variety of about 300 types and a multi-thousand-year-old history, are among the most important tourist attractions of the country. The diverse handicrafts of Iran are the cradle of the cultural and artistic heritage of the country, which have their roots...
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Chugha or Chukha is a sleeveless coat woven by tribal women for male nomads in southwestern Iran, particularly the Bakhtiari Lur people. Chugha is for men and usually worn by the Bakhtiari people in various festivities. They wear shirts and warm clothes under Chugha during summer and winter respectively. The coat is much common among...
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Zaribafi is a local Iranian handicraft representing the Iranian art. Local culture and costumes in Hormozgan province have created a good market for this kind of art done by local women, who earn a living by creating picturesque designs while doing Zaribafi. After fishing and trade, Zaribafi is the most common art and most important...
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Mats and wicker works are among the oldest man-made stuffs woven in various parts of the world using the strands of vegetable fibres or reeds. Few samples found in Mesopotamia and Africa indicate that the people of these regions used straw and plants grown in the Mesopotamian swamps to build beds for themselves. Iran, along...
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Khoos Doozi; A Beautiful Pricey Handicraft   Khoos Doozi is a traditional Iranian needlework which uses narrow plastic strips in various colours for sewing on different clothing. Golden and silver strips are most popular among Khoos Doozi artists. Meanwhile, the thread used in Khoos Doozi used to be made of silver. There is no reliable...
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Verni is a flat tapestry which is woven by nomads in the Iranian city of Ahar, and is similar to Kilim and rug when it comes to its texture, raw materials, patterns and so on. Verni is the developed shape of Kilim but its history is relatively short compared with that of Kilim. The warp...
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Taj-Mir Village; A Centre of Iranian Dolls These dolls, which are made using leftover fabrics and sheep and goats’ wool, are environment-friendly. Therefore, if the dolls are thrown away after being purchased, they will be recycled in three months. The dolls each have a story of their own, and Elias is a teenager, who was...
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Iranian Art of Tobafi to Be Inscribed by World Crafts Council   The World Crafts Council is considering registering an Iranian fabric-weaving art known as Tobafi, which is one of the major handicraft skills and traditional arts of South Khorasan province in northeastern Iran. Three experts from the World Crafts Council, an affiliate of the...
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