Iran to Hold Handicrafts Exhibition in 2018 FIFA World Cup

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 16:08

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization is going to hold a handicrafts exhibition in Moscow during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization plans to hold a handicrafts exhibit in Moscow during the event, ISNA quoted Pouya Mahmoudian who presides over the CHHTO exports department.

In close collaboration with the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) in this regard, exquisite handicrafts will be utilized as Iran’s gifts to senior sports officials and athletes during the event, she added.

“The World Cup opens up a great opportunity to introduce our crafts and traditional arts to people from other countries …. and helps to develop handicrafts market in Russia.”

The FFIRI have already presented Iranian handicrafts to senior sports officials such as FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Russia World Cup Chief Vitaly Mutko, the report said.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is anticipated to lure thousands of Iranian fans to Russia as Iran national team has been qualified for the prestigious event.

Over the past couple of years, dozens of Iranian handicrafts including enamel, tile, metalwork, leatherwork, wood carving have been honored with the UNESCO Seal of Excellence.


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