عنوان مقاله [English]
What is known today in our country as handicrafts is a strong tree deeply rooted in history, and many of its branches are as old as human existence on this planet, gradually formed through centuries according to the needs, utilization of human intelligence and abilities as well as application of facilities around him.
The production of handicrafts is not limited to the Third World, poor or crowded countries. The nature of these arts is such that each society considers them from its own point of view.
In poor and densely populated countries with a great number of workforce, these products are considered as workforce-demanding and cost-effective industries that can be a solution for many economic, social and political problems, and in advanced countries, along with the ultra-modern industries, the handicrafts industries and arts, and even their consumption, are known to be the treatment of many psychological illnesses, and because of the connection these arts have with the nature of human beings, they are used as relievers of human mental pains.
Our country, due to the breadth of lands, diversity of climates, glorious history, culture and civilization and intelligent people, enjoys all the necessary factors and relative advantages, so that it is regarded as one of the three focal points of handicrafts in the world along with China and India, and considered by experts and practitioners in the field as the first country in the world in the field of handicrafts in terms of diversity and variety of products. (Tolu’e Behboud, 1996)
Traditional Iranian arts are genuine “people's arts” that arise from the pure nature of people. These arts have long penetrated in all aspects of people's lives and have become inseparable.