The head of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Ardakan announced the establishment of a handicrafts workshop in the Rashti Caravanserai with the cooperation of Aqda.
“Mahmoud Adiban” announced the news: “This handicraft workshop in Rashti Caravanserai has been established to develop and promote traditional arts, acquainting and attracting those interested in handicrafts and creating a suitable environment for youth employment and entrepreneurship in the fields of weaving and kilim weaving.”
He added: “Rashti Caravanserai workshop has now started its activities with two fields of kilim weaving and weaving, and we hope that shortly, the development and promotion of such workshops in Aqda will continue.”
The head of Ardakan Cultural Heritage, stating that weaving is one of the textile sub-branches, said: Although the mentioned art and industry are fading over time, we have to try to revive it in Rashti Caravanserai.
The traditional handicraft is a garment fabric for all kinds of women’s Chador bedspreads, bedspreads, bedding fabrics, buns, tablecloths, napkins, towels, and henna bags.
The official explained: This handmade weaving Rashti Caravanserai workshop has the best fiber for cotton weaving because the durability and strength of cotton fabrics in the face of continuous washing are high.
In the end, the head of Ardakan Cultural Heritage pointed out: The important issue in the discussion of handicrafts is to update and connect this field with the new life of the people, so if handicraft products are out of decorative art and museum-like and practical aspect appropriate to the needs of society. If they are modern today, they can find their place in the market and be economical.
According to the ISNA report and quoting the public relations of the General Directorate of Heritage, Culture, Tourism, and Handicrafts of Yazd Province, Rashti Caravanserai in Aghda, is registered in the list of national monuments under No. 2298. It is one of the buildings belonging to the Qajar period. It is in the caravanserai of the Safavid era.