International Pottery Museum Opens in Lalejin

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 23:40

Members of the World Crafts Council travelled to Hamedan to celebrate the global recognition of the city and its museum.

According to an ISCA report, a group of judges from World Crafts Council traveled to Hamadan and officially ranked Lalejin as the 19th world clay city in the world.

Ali Malmir, director general of Hamadan Cultural Heritage Organization, explained that almost 90 % of the population in this area make pottery and Lalejin is the world's smallest pottery city.

Masoud Soltani-far, head of the Cultural Heritage Organization, announced that a professional pottery village will be founded in the near future and stated that the CHO will provide conditions for further growth and development, “we must play an effective role in the international crafts arena and to fulfill our duties, we will send some artists to the Hungary International Exhibition in Jan-Feb 2016.”

Lalejin is known as the center of pottery and ceramic productions in the Middle East. 80 percent of Lalejin's population are potters, ceramists and involved in related jobs. The products of Lalejin artists are diverse.


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