Qazvin exports over $2m worth of handicrafts
Qazvin, IRNA – Qazvin Province has exported about $2,250,000 worth of handicrafts in the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (starting on March 21), the managing director of Qazvin's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Office said on Wednesday.
Speaking to IRNA, Alireza Khazaeli said that neighboring countries, the Persian Gulf littoral states, and Europe are Qazvin exports destinations.
He added that since Sa'd al-Saltaneh hanicraft bazaar was registered, Qazvin's exports have experienced significant growth.
Khazaeli noted that over $4m worth of handicrafts were exported last year.
About 6,000 artists and handicrafts makers are active in Qazvin Province.
Mirror work, knitted porcelain, kilim, Jajim, repoussé and chasing, pottery, traditional knitting, embroidery, papier maché, and weaving are examples of Qazvin handicrafts.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA