EghtesadOnline: About $190 million worth of handicrafts were exported from Iran during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21, 2018).
According to Farzad Ojani, the deputy head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization for export affairs, Germany, Turkey, Iraq and Afghanistan were the main export destinations for Iranian handicrafts during the period.
The exported handicrafts include traditional jewelry, rugs and other fabric floorings, khatam (a kind of marquetry), enamelwork, glasswork, and wood carvings, among others, IRNA reported.
Last year's exports, according to Ojani, stood at $280 million.
"We expect to export almost the same amount this year,” Financial Tribune quoted him as saying.