Seyyd Mohammad Mojtaba Hosseini, Deputy Culture Minister ,visiting the exhibition of contemporary Iranian needlework hosted by Niavaran Cultural Center, entitled "Thread & Picture", said that there is no city in Iran that does not have a variety of patterns, colors and decorative designs of textiles according to climate and ethnicity. In response to a question about the registration of Iranian artworks by neighbor countries to register a calligraphy program, he said: The first hint finger notice us that we have done little in this regard. About the same calligraphy file, eleven years ago, I personally prepared this file according to the model provided by UNESCO and presented it to the relevant cultural heritage officials, and unfortunately no action was taken.
In this ceremony, Abadreza Eslami Kolaei the head of Niavaran Cultural Center said: Despite such golden hands in the country, the philosophical insight, mystical and romantic view that exists in Iranian art, especially handicrafts, why the economic cycle of this art does not turn well? The prestige of any country depends on the culture and art, especially the handicrafts which reflect traditions, I hope we can communicate better with the world in the future.
Abdolmajid Sharifzadeh, director of the Iranian Traditional Arts Research Institute, said: Instead of factory economics, we should think about artists' economics. The art of needlework by Iranian women has gained a lot of prestige in the past and the masterpieces of these artists are on public display in the world's major museums.
Mahdi Afzali, the head of the Roudaki Cultural and Artistic Foundation, as the last speaker, said: If the art of Iranian handicrafts was in other countries, it would definitely become a very lucrative and large industry. Therefore, I announce with great enthusiasm that the Roudaki Cultural and Artistic Foundation announces its readiness to participate and hold various programs of this kind.
Zahra Nejad Bahram a member of the Tehran City Council also announced during his visit that the Islamic Council of Tehran was interested in holding such exhibitions.