News ID: 219328
Published: 0201 GMT August 04, 2018

65 Iranian crafts to be reviewed for UNESCO Seal of Excellence

65 Iranian crafts to be reviewed for UNESCO Seal of Excellence

A panel of international judges in design and handicrafts production will meet in Tehran today to review 65 Iranian handicrafts and 16 others from West Asian member states UNESCO Seal of Excellence consideration.

Marzieh Torkamanian, head of the Handicraft Development Group, told Mehr News Agency that five international judges including two Iranians, and the other three from China, Oman and Kuwait, will meet at Tehran's Laleh Hotel.

According to UNESCO, the Seal of Excellence (known as SEAL) recognizes handicrafts products that are culturally authentic and have been manufactured in a socially-responsible manner with respect for the environment.

Torkamanian said the reviewing session today is UNESCO's seventh international program in which Iran is participating.

She added that 16 entries submitted by 18 West Asian Member States will also be reviewed during the Sunday contest.

In 2016, a total of 10 high-quality works by Iranian artisans, ranging from potteries to handwoven products, were granted the UNESCO Seal of Excellence.


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