Jun 21, 2021, 2:39 PM
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Iran Craft Week inspiring peace, unity

Tehran, IRNA – The Iran Craft Week webinar, which was held by the participation of 57 foreign artists as well as internationally prominent managers and craftsmen, is considered a platform to inspire peace and solidarity among world nations.

The online Iran Craft Week kicked off concurrent with the World Handicrafts Day on June 10 and wrapped up on June 16. 
Artists and activists from various states such as Italy, Russia, Greece, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, India, China, Indonesia, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Australia as well as Scotland took part in the Iranian week-long event, which was held in the English language.
Researchers, entrepreneurs, artists and trade owners from 29 countries participated in the Iran Craft Week webinar. 
New methods to boost income-generating activities, upgrade handicrafts while maintaining cultural heritage as well as utilize modern technologies to achieve new markets were among the main topics of the panels of the webinar.
Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan, President of World Crafts Council Saad al-Qaddumi, President of the WCC Asia Pacific Region Adkham Ikramov, President of the ECO Cultural Institute Sarvar Bakhti was among several lecturers of the event, who made speeches during the opening day of the Iran Craft Week webinar.
Mounesan attached importance to the Iran Craft Week as a significant event, which can help secure sustainable development and improve the economy, adding that countries such as Iran have great handicrafts due to their precious history and culture.
Al-Qaddumi praised Iranians for their hospitability and pointed to the country’s long history in architecture, folklore, and handicrafts.
Over 90 countries are member states of the World Crafts Council. Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates form the Council’s West Asia member states.
Some former presidents of the World Crafts Council praised Iran for organizing such an important event, calling on other states to follow the Iranians and hold craft weeks.
Three craftsmen and entrepreneurs were awarded in the closing ceremony of the Iran Craft Week webinar. The organizers of the event also inaugurated Craft Land magazine.

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