Arts&Crafts Events in the World
World Handicrafts Day (WHD): 10th June
On October 18th, 2014, with the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the World Crafts Council, we re-launch the World Handicrafts Day (WHD) movement and the international calendar of all craft-related events.
We welcome every institution and event organiser, craftsmen operating open workshops and presentations from every corner of the world to join the WHD annually, and contribute to the create a really global movement.
The date proposed by Iran in 2010 and accepted by the World Crafts Council affiliated to UNESCO, June 10th has been the feast of craftsmen only formally until now.
This events calendar constructed at the initiative of the Guild of Transylvanian Craftsmen a can become a genuine means for celebrating craftsmen only by your active contribution.
Only by joining our forces can we start a movement which calls the attention of people living in a consumer society upon the values
carried by this branch in keeping our cultural identity, in education, tourism or economy.
Having visited the beauty and ancient history of the Persian civilization, the great Iran has more to offer in its arts and handicrafts industry, as memorable and exciting as all those historical monuments. Due to the very
, rich culture and geographical location, Iran plays an important role in the world of arts and crafts. Encountering with abundant fascinating souvenirs, tourists are hard not to indulge themselves. Having high quality but at a budget price, these unique artistic works are mainly found in the city bazaars which are usually the best places to start looking for. In the major cities of Isfahan, Tabriz and Shiraz where more foreign tourists visit, the commodities are more inviting and attracting. Every part of Iran is specialized for certain products which knowing them is essential for getting a good price. Distinguished in various fields including weaving, architecture, painting, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and stone masonry, Iran is home to one of the richest art heritages and handicrafts in world history. A brief description on some of the most popular ones is as follows: Iranian Carpets and Rugs Dating back to 2,500 years, the art of carpet weaving is rooted in the culture and customs of Iranian people and includes amazing mixed patterns similar to the Persian garden: full of florae, birds and beasts with a myriad of colors extracted from wild flowers. Iranian carpet is traditionally handmade from natural materials in the span of several months. Depending on where the rug is made, patterns and designs differentiate with some variations in textures and number of knots in rugs such as Gabbeh, and Kilim. Iranian carpet weavers produce the largest amount of hand-woven carpets across the world; the most wonderful ones in terms of design and color compared to other similar products.