Her remarks were made during the Iran Craft Week webinar, which saw the participation of provincial officials and managers on Saturday.
Jalali highlighted the remarkable success of local handicraft stores during the Nowruz (Persian New Year) holidays, emphasizing the evident convergence between handicrafts, cultural heritage, and tourism.
Drawing attention to the special emphasis placed on handicrafts by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Minister Ezzatollah Zarghami, Jalali stressed the importance of establishing handicraft stores in all cultural heritage sites.
She expressed optimism, expecting the provinces to showcase their handicraft capacities in the most exemplary manner and with the utmost quality, thanks to the ongoing collaboration among municipalities and various organizations.
Jalali highlighted Zarghami’s focus on the decentralization of arts and revealed that the program would commence in Iran’s central province of Isfahan and later extend to other provinces.
Moreover, she emphasized the involvement of provincial chambers of commerce and described their advisory role as groundbreaking strategies that further promote national handicrafts.
Referring to recently signed agreements with ecotourism centers, Jalali underscored the importance of utilizing eco-tours as a platform to exhibit the works of local artists.