10 June 2021 - 10:34

The handicraft sector provides employment opportunities for young artists and promotes economic development in targeted societies.

Iran (IMNA) - Handicrafts are matchless and beautiful advertising tools to represent Iran's cultural heritage. The handicraft sector is one of the most promising and productive bodies in the Iranian economy, which is directly related to the foreign capital inflow to the Iranian economy and considered an effective source of foreign exchange earnings. Handicrafts promote the heritage of a country through the use of indigenous materials.

Handicrafts are the expression of the history and culture of a country, so governments must encourage artists to continue craft production to help boom the industry. Evidence has shown the growing foreign markets for Iranian handicrafts as the country has gained export competitiveness in the international market. Iranian handicraft items range from inlaid wooden artworks to Kalamkari, carpets, rugs, metal works, and countless artistic designs.

Iran is among the three global handicraft powers that lead the industry in the world. It has national and international experiences in this regard and has enjoyed the first place in having global handicraft cities and villages in the world. June 10 marks World Handicrafts Day; the occasion provides the best opportunity to appreciate and honor Iranian artists who make every effort to introduce Iran's rich art culture to the world. Let's have a look at these beautiful shots of the timeless art of Kalamkari by Isfahani artists.

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