The Secretary-General of the National Commission for UNESCO believes that anyone who sits and walks on Persian Carpet subconsciously wants to hear the original Iranian dulcimer and music and will no longer want to listen to Western jazz and pop music.
According to the public relations of the Academy of Arts, the second commemoration ceremony of the “World Day of Handicrafts and honoring the veterans of traditional arts” was held in the presence of a group of veteran masters and artists in the field of handicrafts, officials and enthusiasts on Sunday evening (June 23).
In this ceremony, which was accompanied by the performance of Firooz Naseri-Hersini (Kermanshah carpet killer reviver), first Behrouz Seifollahi, the representative of handicrafts and traditional arts organizations, said in a speech: I hope handicraft artists can create unique works with ease and ease. Showcase the best museums and auctions as does the Persian Carpet.
He pointed to the number of employees in the Persian Carpet field and added: “Currently, nearly 7 million people are employed officially and 10 million people are informally subsisting in this field, which unfortunately has never been the focus or even on the margins.”
The members of the handicraft family especially the Persian Carpet have always relied on their financial resources and spiritual capital and have maintained it with difficulty; Especially in remote cities that have the least facilities for work and production, and after the epidemic of coronary heart disease, we saw their widespread decline.
Seifollahi addressed the livelihood problems for artists in this field and stated: Lack of proper social security insurance, problems, and obstacles in exports, four-year delay in supporting craftsmen since 2017, regardless of sales and marketing, weakness in Holding exhibitions, which cause huge costs for artists in this field, the payment of 6% and 12% loans, which has put a lot of pressure on producers in this field, are among the problems and obstacles that exist for this group of Persian Carpet weavers.