Each of Iran's handicrafts can communicate a cultural message of Iran which can be conveyed to the rest of the world, said the head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO).
Sea and nature lover Şinasi Yelkenci, who describes himself as the garbage man of the sea, exhibits the works he created with waste that he collected from the sea in Cennet Beach in Burgazada— the third largest of the Princes' Islands in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul, Turkey.
The new Vice-President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran Ali-Asghar Mounesan hailed Iran’s ties with Azerbaijan as he met with Azerbaijani Ambassador Bunyad Huseynov. He commended the development of mutual cooperation between the two countries, describing them as positive and successful.
Abstract elements are more evident than the natural or familiar ones in the artworks of the Iranian artist Farah Derakhshan. Dependent on abstract art, she applies the decorative aspects of the abstractness over the mental aspects.
Standing in the blue-tiled shadows of one of Iran's greatest mosques, armed with a dish of sesame caramel snacks, Mohammedreza Zamani is a cleric on a mission to repair the country's image in the West, one tourist at a time.