May 3, 2016, 11:08 AM
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Isfahan to host general assembly of World Crafts Council

Mashad, May 3, IRNA – Central Iranian province, Isfahan, has been chosen as a host city for general assembly of the World Crafts Council (WCC), an Iranian official told reporters, talking in this city in the northwestern Khorasan Razavi province on Tuesday.

Jury member of world cities in WCC, said the event will be held in Isfahan on Sept 25, 2016.

Citing the event as a turning point in Iran's handicraft industry, Omid Shiva said the WCC is seeking to help the craftspersons across the world.

Last year, the World Crafts Council announced that the Iranian cities of Isfahan and Tabriz were registered as the world cities of handicrafts and carpet.

The Council's President Wang Shan congratulated the Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Masoud Soltanifar on this success.

In 2015, only six countries were candidates for global registration. The two cities mentioned were successfully registered for their particular features in terms of handicrafts and carpet-weaving.

One of the programs for Iranian traditional arts in the incumbent government is the motto of 'each province is a global brand and each city is a national brand'.

The World Crafts Council is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that was founded in 1964 to promote fellowship, foster economic development through income generating craft related activities, organize exchange programs, workshops, conferences, seminars, and exhibitions - and in general, to offer encouragement, help, and advice to the craftspersons of the world.