The head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization announced that Meybod, Abadeh and the village Khorashad have been officially registered by the World Crafts Council for their outstanding handicrafts.
The city of Meybod in Yazd province Abadeh in Fars province and the village of Khorashad in South Khorasan province were registered into the WCC’s list as new representatives of the IR Iran, Ali-Asghar Mounesan said.
According to World Crafts Council Asia Pacific Region, Abadeh was registered as the world city of wood carving, Khorashad as the village of Tobafi (towel weaving) and Meybod as the world city of Zilu (pileless rugs).
The WCC organization, an associate of the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, has started registering world cities since 2014.
In 2015, Tabriz was registered as the world city of handmade carpets and also Isfahan as the world city of handicrafts.
Each year international referees in five regions of the world evaluate the cities, And Iran is located in the Asia-Pacific region of this council. At the moment 28 cities in the world are listed as world craft cities.
International evaluators started their trip from Abadeh in Fars Province, after that, they visited Meybod in Yazd province and finally, they went to the village of Khorashad in southern Khorasan province.
After the visit of the World Craft Council evaluators, these cities were officially and globally registered and their plaque of registration has been sent to Iran.