Mehdi Souli, head of Bahman Cultural Complex, told Shahr news agency that the festival aims to promote pristine Iranian culture including handicrafts, souvenirs, local foods, folkloric music and rituals of various Iranian peoples.
He added that 100 stands and six nomadic tents have been erected to offer various handicrafts including carving, gelim and gabbeh (Iranian rugs), inlay, and illumination in addition to presenting souvenirs related to various parts of the country.
Art groups representing Azerbaijan, Qashqaei and Kordestan peoples will play live music and some stands will cook local foods. In addition, a special stand has been allocated to Seyed Razavi, a master of traditional arts who for the first time wrote the Quran on stone.
The third festival of Iranian arts and traditions will open on May 2 and will continue for two days at Bahman Cultural Complex.