Handicraft tour – Qalamkari (Persian handicraft) is the art of drawing with a pen on a cotton textile which started originally in the Sassanid era in Iran (almost 2500 years ago). As people needed faster textile production, former craftsmen began to make hand-painted or block-printed textiles with wooden stamps called Chit-Sazi. Only natural colors are used in these handicrafts and they will finally pass through a multistage traditional procedure which keeps their colors fixed and stable for future use.
What to Expect
Attend our interesting Qalamkari handicraft tour and make your hand-made souvenir!
We provide all the raw materials including cotton textiles,wooden stamps, special pens and natural colors that forms the base of your handmade course and our professional instructor will show you how to make your own Qalamkari from the first to the last step. We provide various patterns so that you can choose your own color pattern, and design. In the middle of the class, you will taste a traditional Persian drink and enjoy tasty Iranian sweets.
Take this interesting course in Qalamkari from a helpful professional.
Once completed, Qalamkari textiles are easy to fold, carry, or put in your luggage. Take an original, enjoyable, hand-made souvenir home from your visit to Esfahan.
Important Information about Qalamkari handicraft tour
Note: Qalamkari is a multistage process, you experience the main stages and other complementary ones will be explained during the course.When you finish the experience, it may takes 1 -2 days to prepare and deliver your final handmade Qalamkari.We suggest you to attend this tour on the first day of your stay in Esfahan.In the case of unfinished processes, a piece of Qalamkari textile made by another person will be given to you.
Departure Point : We pick you up from your hotel or guest-house at in Esfahan.
Departure Time (one of the following based on your own selection):
Morning : 9 -12
Afternoon: 14 – 17
2 to 3 hours
We take you back to your hotel or guest-house in Esfahan at the end of the experience.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
- Free transportation from start to finish
- Services of the guide of the program
- Step by step Instruction on making Qalamkari (in English)
- Raw Materials used in the workshop
- Refreshments :Persian Sweets & Drink
- Delivering Your final Qalamkari
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While the page Tips for Tourists to Iran provides you with good information about traveling to Persia (the oldest civilization in the world), it is recommended to take a look at Iran Travel Blog, too.