Iranian Artworks on Show at Florence Exhibit

Iranian Artworks on Show  at Florence ExhibitIranian Artworks on Show  at Florence Exhibit

Handmade artworks by Iranian artists are featuring at the 82nd International Handicrafts Trade Fair in Florence, Italy. 
Iran is attending the event with 32 distinguished artists and officials from the Touring and Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran who represent Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. 
Coming from Tehran, Isfahan, South Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, Kermanshah, Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Zanjan and Golestan provinces and Qeshm Island, the Iranian participants have been housed at a 120-sqm pavilion at the international hall, ICHHTO's public relations office reported.
Iranian works of art exhibited at the venue include gem carving, Gabbeh (a hand-woven pile rug of coarse quality and medium size), needlework, Kilim (a flat tapestry-woven carpet), traditional handmade jewelry, hand-woven fabrics, pottery items, traditional costumes, leather work, Khatam (an ancient Persian technique of inlaying), vitreous enamel works, toreutics (artistic metalworking by hammering gold, silver or copper), miniature painting, woodwork, matting and Papier-mache (French for chewed paper, works of art created using paper and glue) 
Reportedly, Iran's pavilion also holds Kurdish music performances in order to spice up the show.


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