Due to its economic and social status; Tehran is the center of many economic activities and a hub for handicraft and traditional arts. Handicraftand art items are sold almost everywhere in Tehran. The most popular Iranian handicraft include  traditional floor coverings (Kilims, Zilu, Gabbeh, carpet, etc.), traditional fabrics (handmade, dyed, traditional print, etc. cloth), wood crafted goods    (wood carvings, Monabbat, Moshabbak, Moarragh, etc.), metal crafted items (silver, metal carvings, filigree, etc.), pottery and tiles (glazed and non-glaze potteries), glass crafted items (handmade glass items) and traditional artwork (motifs, Persian miniature, gilding, etc.)


Traditional jewelry, glass, pottery and ceramics, wooden, and copper hand-crafted objects are among the most popular items for export. Carpets, various Kilims and silver crafted items have been popular in terms of delicacy and beauty of design in countries such as China, England, Italy and Iraq. Pottery, wooden Moarragh works and copper objects are the most preferred and requested items in other countries. Countries such  as  U.A.E, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan have shown interest in jewelry. England, Italy and China are the most important customers of Persian handicraft. 


Nejatolahi Street

Nejatollahi Street, South on Karim Khan Zand Boulevard, is the center for Iranian handicraft, lined with art and craft stores.

Ferdowsi Streets
The “Antique   Shop   and   Street Vendors” Center! The Name of Ferdowsi, taken from the great Iranian poet Abu ʾlQasim Firdowsi Tusi, is a street in Tehran running North to South, and is one of the most significant areas in terms of  economy, as many formoney exchanges and unofficial currency dealers are concentrated there.Shoe, leather, silver, and antique dealers also operate in the street. Manouchehri Street, formerly known as Zahir-al-dowleh Garden is located between Ferdowsi and Sadi Streets and the name was taken from the great Iranian poet of the late 4th century (AH).

Manouchehri Street
Manouchehri  is  a  very  old  street with  large,  old  stores,  where  one can purchase antique tableaus, silver utensils, and even 100-year old tables and  chairs. At  the  very  beginning the street vendors sell old, outdated Persian  and  foreign  coins.  Lesser known and unfamiliar alleys are found in the street such as Arbab Jamshid Alley, the name taken from a great man who was a member of parliament for many years. The alley which still holds relics of the Qajar and Pahlavi Periods was the architectural model for the Cinema Town and is known as Iran’s Hollywood among artistsIran Hollywood among the artists.

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August 13, 2020
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