Rescue local dolls from oblivion!

"Local dolls are part of Iran's national culture," the Director General of Isfahan's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism organization said.

Iran (IMNA) - By studying the traditional dolls of a country, one can better understand its local culture. The ethnic and racial identity, beliefs, customs, and values shared by the population of a nation can be perceived well by looking at the ways dolls clothed in cultural styles.

On the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the Local Dolls Museum in Badrud, Fereydoun Allahyari said, "local dolls are part of the country's culture; the skills and materials used to make the dolls, and also the stories about them are part of the culture and traditions of Iran's distinct geographic regions."

Referring to the opening of the museum, he pointed out, "if we protect this unique cultural symbol and introduce it in the form of a comprehensive collection, we can create a valuable national treasure."

Emphasizing the role of dolls in promoting the national culture and identity, the Director General of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism organization of Isfahan Province noted, "in some regions like the city of Badrud, the importance of dolls in indigenous culture has been taken into account, and effective measures have also  been made in this regard to rescue the dolls from oblivion."

Allahyari added that there are currently two museums of local dolls in Badrud that include the dynamic treasures of the the past.

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