Supporting Isfahan Handicrafts
One of the glorious effects of the cultural heritage of the Isfahan historic city is the handicrafts of the people, which a generation has learned over the thousands of years, from other generations, has added to its beauties, and today it is one of the best examples of handicrafts and displays of a world of taste and the art of people of half the world. The long list of handicrafts in Isfahan is an indication of its expansiveness and the magnitude of the art of its creators. Unique arts such as crocheting, enameling, burning, dressing, turquoise, pencil, weaving, papaya, tresh, shrobbafi, zari weaving, mosaic, Gypsum, Chinese knot, tin, embroidery, polka Embroidery, weaving, painting, tiling, carving, copying, stamping, weaving, embroidery, embossing, weaving, braiding and gilding, binding, pottery, cashmere weaving, silver engraving, weaving, knitting and Wiring, zebrafish, pearls on gold.
Although many of these fine arts are very old, but these days, many of these arts have been forgotten, the young generation's reluctance to learn these arts and their replacement with unfocused goods and imported goods, and if the process of destroying handicrafts Continue to accelerate, In the near future, we must go to museums to see examples of these works. With a short exploration in Naghshe Jahan and the great market of Isfahan, which is one of the most important centers for the production and sale of handicrafts in the city, you will see the influx of Chinese, Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi and Korean foreign goods, in particular the unsustainable commodities of China It will be available to buyers at every corner. Gradually, the chambers around the Naghshe Jahan Square, which in a time not so long ago were the places where the best handicrafts were to be handed over, gave their places to toy stores and store of sunglasses of the Chinese kind of quality. Isfahan fabrics dealers go bankrupt one after the other, selling Chinese and Japanese tablecloths. Crockery, enamel, and crochet, slowly grip from the shelves and replace them with Japanese crystals and Chinese statues.
The handicrafts market of Isfahan, such as other cities in Iran, is so disturbed that travelers who intend to buy a sample of handicrafts in Isfahan because of the low purchasing power and ignorance of the features of authentic art, in order not to leave the market empty-handed They Intentionally or unintentionally buy second, third and second-degree samples. To know more about Sepahan's fine arts, we visited one of the Qalmazan artists of Isfahan, who has spent many years of his life on this art. While slowly drawing his pencil on the tray and tearing in his eyes, he says: "These days, they bring every kind of Goods from anywhere and sell them to people instead of artwork at a great price. Many sellers are a client art and do not have any knowledge of what they sell to people. For this reason, they bring low-quality products to sell at a lower price, and unfortunately, the only thing that the seller and the buyer do not pay attention to is the value of art and the quality of the goods. And worse, this unpriced product goes to the houses of thousands across Iran and the world as Isfahan handicrafts or souvenirs, as a sign of the taste and art of the people of Isfahan. In this way, the art of Isfahan is introduced in the worst manner. In another corner of Naghshe Jahan Square, we visit another professor sitting in a meaningful silent beside her store, staring at the past and recalling the lost memories.
He, who himself is also hand-crafted in art, says: "I've been selling handicrafts in Isfahan for 50 years But I see that many professors are dying And nobody else takes their place Because those who do good work can not afford to sell at a good price due to bad economic conditions And people are looking for third-grade goods And since this does not have much to do with the artist, and the government does not support it, young people are not interested in art too And many of our arts are outdated." This artist says: another reason for the lack of success of the handicraft market, is the decline in the number of tourists. No longer does the tourist come here because they do not have the comfort And those who come are not looking for high-quality, artistic work That's why the first-grade work is not produced." With all the slogans were given by government officials in the past years, the insurance status of artists is not yet clear. It is not possible to provide them with good quality raw materials. Doors in the domestic markets are open to other countries. But the marketing and supply of Iranian products in other countries is not properly done, The ability to compete with Iranian products has slowly diminished and left the market to foreign counterparts.
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