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Publish Date: 17:28 - 17 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 17 - The two Iranian cities of Marivan and Sirjan and Kalpourgan Village were registered by the World Crafts Council because of their famous handicrafts.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - World Crafts Council has already dispatched inspectors to Marivan in the western Kermanshah Province, Sirjan in the southern Kerman Province, and Kalpourgan in the southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province, said Bahman Namvar-Motlaq, a deputy of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran.

After studying reports prepared by the inspectors, the council members voted to register Marivan and Sirjan as the world cities of rugs and traditional shoes called Kalash respectively, as well as Kalpourgan as the world village of pottery, he said.

The official further expressed hope that other Iranian cities would be nominated for the title in the future.

Mashhad, Lalejin, Isfahan and Tabriz have already been recorded as the world cities of gemstones, pottery, handicrafts and hand-woven carpets, respectively.

Iran now holds the first place in terms of the number of its cities and villages registered by the World Crafts Council.



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