Iran city to celebrate its designation as world city of Kurdish footwear

Tehran, Dec 17, IRNA – The city of Marivan in western Province of Kurdestan in Iran will celebrate on Monday its selection as the world city of Klash, a traditional hand-made Kurdish shoe, the director general of the provincial Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said on Sunday.

The event is expected to be attended by several Iranian and foreign officials and guests as well as artists, Mohsen Alavi told the Islamic Republic News Agency.

On September 2017, the World Crafts Council registered the Iranian city of Marivan as the world city of traditional shoes called Klash.

Alavi said that the event will serve as a venue to introduce the potentials and capabilities of the artists in Marivan and to promote jubilant mood among the craftsmen and artists in the region.

Klash is hand-made lightweight and breathable footwear made of natural cotton and leather. The mostly white colored shoes are frequently worn by the youth and seniors equally.

Iran now holds the first place in terms of the number of its cities and villages registered by the World Crafts Council.

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