0431 GMT October 23, 2019
World Crafts Council certified the Iranian child Arvin Khossbi as the “Youngest Artisan in Asia Pacific Region” in the field of Traditional Handicrafts – Klash (Footwear) Stitching, ISNA reported on Saturday.
The nine-year-old artist started his contribution to klash stitching when he was five.
Seyyed Mohsen Alavi, the head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in Kurdestan, western Iran, hoped the reward provides the ground for promoting Kurdish handicrafts especially klash.
The young artist is from Marivan, a city in Kurdestan, which was registered globally in UNESCO as the city of klash in September 2017.
No synthetic material and machine are used to weave the traditional footwear.