Craft City Celebration Report - Marivan City, Sirjan City & Kalpourgan Village, Iran - Dec. 10-20, 2017
Marivan, Sirjan and the Village of Kalpouregan were officially registered as World Craft Cities and Village
Iran, Tehran- Last week, two Iranian cities (Marivan and Sirjan) and a village (Kalpourgan) were officially celebrated its registration as the World Craft Cities.
Dr. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi, President of World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR), along with Iranian official authorities and artisans attended in this historic event, the special celebration of the event which was organized by the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism (ICHTO).
Marivan is a city within the KurdistanProvince and was registered for the Klash, (traditional footwear); Sirjan a city within the Kerman Province, and was registered for the Kilim (a kind of rug) and Kalpourgan, is a village located in southeastern of Iran within the Sistan and Baluchestan Province and was registered for the traditional and handmade Pottery.
In September, the World Crafts Council sent professional evaluators to these cities and village. Finally, after a sophisticated process by scrutinizing the qualifications, the members of council decided to vote and register Marivan and Sirjan as two Iranian cities and Kalpouregan as an Iranian village in the list of the World Crafts Cities.
In the past, some other Iranian cities and villages such as Mashhad, Lalejin, Isfahan and Tabriz have already registered as the World Crafts Cities for Gemstone, Pottery, Handicraft and Carpet, respectively.
I.R. Iran holds the first place in terms of the number of its cities and villages registered by the World Crafts Council.