Top Arts

Tabriz Carpet

The evaluation committe of the International Organization of handicrafts traveled to Tabriz in October of 2015 and after the necessary checks decided to introduce it as a global city of carpet weaving. Tabriz between the cities that are engaged in carpet wesving is distinct in terms of design and carpet weaving and vitality of the art in it, and there is a long history of art_carpet industry. Efforts are done by governments,organizations and individuals to preserve and protect this valuable art that it can preserve this art for future generations. Keeping of this art and stable industry depends to production based on the needs of innovation. Tabriz also selected for interact with other cities where there is carpet weaving and Tabriz carpet in the world expected scout. Congratulaton to Tabriz that has been selected as a global city of carpet weaving.


One of the notable artists of the Tabriz school, in the second period, is Sultan Mohammad. His creations, revealing very strong compositions with delightful warm colors, enormously influenced later artists. He was active in the middle of the seventeenth century at the time of Shah Ismail and Shah Tahmasb. There is little information about his youth. He appears to have been born during the reign of the last Ilkhans, between 1491 and 1501, spending his route in their royal ateliers. His ancestors were among Iranians, who had lived a long time in Tabriz, hence references to him in many sources as “Sultan Mohammad tabrizi”.

Tabriz Philarmonic Orchestra

Tabriz Philarmonic Orchestra, is the only full orchestra in East Azarbaijan, which consists of more than 150 instrumentalists and chorus. It was founded 2 years ago under the art management and leadership of Yashar Shadpoor, a well-known musician from Tabriz. The orchestra has shown a remarkable improvement in this short period of time. Having a full scale group of instrumentalists and employing native instrumentalists are counted as the two signigicant characteristics of this independant music group. The Orchestra plans to have international concerts in the future. They also want to make a song for Tabriz. On the 17th and 18th of this September, the orchestra will give its fourth performance.


Potsherd is one of the first arts which human beings payed to do it. Its antiqui refers to 8 thousandth years AD in Iran so that in some of researchers view, the potsherd art had been begun from Iran and circulated to the other territories. The glazed potsherd in Cyan color or blue turquoise glaze were always a favorite of Iranian artists, especially in Islamic period, therefore it known as Iranian blue or Muhammadi blue. As the most famous native zone of producing Turquoise blue potsherd in Iran, we can mention to zenoor, a city of Tabriz, Shahreza, a city of Isfahan and Qom that turquoise potsherd of Tabriz has an especiall importance, why potters of this area have access to the Khak-Sefid mine, which is located in Zenoor village, from past and make their vessels with desirable and white-colored mud that cause to produce a much pretty color blue turquoise glaze with high quality and without creck. As the most famous masters of this art, we can mention to Qabchi brothers who had continued their activities from in Tabriz with their fother and they cause to flourish of this art in Tabriz, so that turquoise potsherd is one of hand-made arts of Tabriz now days. Iranian pretty embossed-work designs, engraving, netted and painting is the other properties of this art.

Painting on ceramic

Painting on ceramic, being revived and flourished in recent years, is one of the local and old arts in East Azerbaijan. In this art, ceramics being produced with white clay are painted with mineral colors under glaze. In this art techniques such as lattice work, painting with mineral colors, insription and similiar ones are used. Tabriz Islamic Art University and Tabriz Pottery Museum are the centers that have training classes for pottery and painting on ceramic.

Batik print (Kalaqhee print)

Batik is a kind of art that white or simple clothes(especially silk clothes) are printed or patterned in it. A kind of this art, named Kalaqee, are current in Tabriz and Oskoo. This art had came to Iran through The silk Road by Azarbaijan merchants. It was current as its primary form(monochrome Batik) at the begining. From Safavieh time, printing silk clothes by Kalaqhee method were current in Oskoo, Kahnamoo and Bavil, cities of eastern Azarbaijan. In Kalaqhee print, all patterns and colors are printed to clothe by especial waxes and dyeing operation.

Basket Weaving

Basket was being used to carry shopping. They were using flexible tree woods. It was mostly common in Maragheh and Marand, and they mostly were using wheat stalks.