Iran Handicrafts

Persia has been a center of civilization for at least 7000 years. Iran art as one of the richest art heritages in the world history and encompasses many disciplines including Calico (Ghalamkar), Gerehchini, Making National Musical Instruments of Iran (Tar & Setar), Silverwork, Woodcarving, Engraving (Ghalamzani), Inlaid work, Miniature, Tile working, Writing and calligraphy and pottery. Iranians were among the first nations who use geometry, astronomy, and mathematics in architecture and have wonderful skills in making massive domes and you still can visit in the structure of bazaars and mosques.

Here is a brief list of Iranian art and handicraft:

  • Calico (Ghalamkar)
  • Engraving (Ghalamzani)
  • Gerehchini
  • Inlaid work
  • (Khatam)
  • Making National Musical Instruments of Iran (Tar & Setar)
  • Miniature (Negargari; the Iranian drowning) and illuminating-Tazhib)
  • Persian painting
  • Silverwork
  • Tile working
  • Woodcarving
  • Writing and calligraphy