Tabriz Handicrafts

The soil of this pottery wich made masterfully and dominant, is provided from the white soil minerals (kaolin compounds) in the city of Zonoz- Marand. Zonoz city of Agh Dagh mountain range, was the center of pottery with white dust. Qabchy family for more than seventy years ago moved to Tabriz and began to pottery in workshop in the Sorkhab Darb

Pottery Museum

Tabriz is known more for its carpets, pottery, jewels and precious stones than silverwork.

Gorgin Shahnazarian, an Iranian Christian, is a Tabrizi artist who has spent a lifetime creating silverworks.

“I learnt silverworks at the age of 16 and I have been at it for 55 years now,” he said.
He characterizes silverwork as a form of art and said silverworks were popular in Turkey, from where it proliferated in Tabriz in 1915.

Incidentally, most old craftsmen of Tabriz producing silverwork are Christians.

Leather (charm)

After the fall of the Qajar dynasty, Tabriz has witnessed growth and development in the area of leather industry. Gradually, with the progress of this industry, tanning the leather has also gone through various modifications.

The current Charmshahr in Tabriz includes 250 units of leather production, of which more than 95% produce hides and the rest produce skin. The products of these factories not only meet the needs of the domestic market, but also are exported to countries such as China, Turkey, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, India and the CIS countries.

SozanDozi-MamaganDozi (NeedleWork)

Needlework is a contemporary art of the past two centuries. Using a needle and colorful silk thread, bastings and stitches are shaped upon the fabric, creating beautiful designs and pleasant colors.

named after a city called mamagan with is located around tabriz