Handicrafts of each region mirror its identity, traditions, customs and aesthetic skills. Being well-illustrated, handicrafts would represent the history of a country. Moreover, investment in handicrafts would trigger economic growth and a higher rate of employment of the local people.
Kashan is a city with a 7000-year-old civilization born in Sialk, a claim which is supported by incontrovertible evidence. Sialk is the most ancient place of human habitation in the Central Iranian Plateau. The traces of this ancient civilization could be chased in the earthen, copper and bronze objects found in this area. Today, these objects decorate a number of famous museums in Iran and other countries.
Kashan, the Cradle of Enamel Tiles
Gold-effect and star-shaped tiles and china dishes which were produced in Kashan's tile-making workshops, especially the one owned by Abootaher and his successors, are unique of their kind.
Generally, Kashanian craftsmen and artists have created and left precious delicate works of decorative art in such various fields as, tileworks, tile design, etching, copperworks as well as velvet, brocade and carpet weaving. The greatest Iranian painters who are globally well-known are all from Kashan, namely Kamal-el Molk, Sani-el Molk and Reza Abbasi.