1141 GMT June 14, 2021
For the first time in the country, a trailer carrying handicraft workshop and products will move through the city of Qazvin, the capital of northwestern province of Qazvin, on the occasion of World Handicrafts Day (June 10), said the deputy head of the province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization.
Seyyed Meysam Hesari told IRNA that inside the trailer, there is a pavilion in which craftspeople will produce handicrafts.
“Crafts manufactured by artists of Qazvin will be showcased in the pavilion as well” he said.
He said it is considered as a symbolic measure which helps promote handicrafts in Qazvin Province.
Hesari said holding two handicrafts workshops in the open air of the ancient Daei House and Sa'd al-Saltaneh Caravanserai, in compliance with health protocols, are another programs to be held by the organization on the occasion of World Handicraft Day.
A memorandum of understanding is expected to be signed between Qazvin and Alborz provinces’ chambers of commerce, industries, mines and agriculture to support handicraft production and marketing.
“The move will be taken in coordination with Qazvin Province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Organization”, he said.
The unveiling of a virtual handicraft shop and commemorating nine handicraft artists of Qazvin Province are other programs scheduled to be held by the organization in coming days.
About 7,500 people are involved in the activities related to handicraft sector in Qazvin Province.
Coppersmithing, girih (knot) tiling, jajim (a type of handmade textile) weaving, traditional knitting, mirror works and sermeh embroidery are among the famous handicrafts of Qazvin Province.