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