General manager of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts of Zanjan said: “France 24 Documentary Group, in cooperation with the Deputy of Zanjan Handicrafts, is making a documentary about Zanjan knives and traditional knife-making techniques in the historical market of this city.”
Amir Arjmand said: “Zanjan is the center of handicraft knife making and the name of Zanjan is always associated with its knife and the elegance and precision in its work has been seen in few places. In making the Zanjan knife, different materials such as precious stones, jewelry, thread “Pieces of seashells and ivory are used.”
General manager of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of Zanjan said: “In this documentary, first the history of Zanjan province and the oldest knife obtained from the collection of Salt men in Chehrabad salt mine of Hamzehloo village were filmed and then a documentary was made about craftsmen and its traditional construction in Zanjan historical market. »
“Zanjan is one of the leading provinces in the field of handicrafts in Iran, and the hands of artists in every region of this province have created valuable goods and works in this field from the distant past,” he said.
“The destruction and oblivion of these cultural heritages can lead to the loss of much of the various human cultures, arts and sciences that have survived so far and have done their part in preserving cultural, historical, and generational identities,” Arjmand said.
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Zanjan or Zangan province, which is also called the plateau of the same name, is located in northwestern Iran. The date of its construction is known at the same time as the reign of Ardeshir Babakan and it was called Shahin meaning attributed to the king. It is said that this name has been changed to Zangan and then to Zanjan over the centuries. Handicrafts such as Warsaw, silversmithing, tapestry, embroidery, coppersmithing, knife-making, and carpet-weaving are among the most well-known.