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.

By Tasnim News Agency