Malayer World City of Wood-Carved Furniture
Malayer city in Hamedan Province of Iran is registered as “The World City of Woodcarving and Wood-carved Furniture” With the approval of the World Crafts Council’s inspectors in 2020. Most of the Malayer’s population are engaged in the production of wooden crafts, especially traditional furniture. Artists in the area produce a variety of products, including furniture, dining tables, desks, chairs, beds, and decorative Iranian Monabat items. Today, more than 60% of furniture and wood carving products in Iran are manufactured in Malayer. And they are sent to many Iranian cities and exported to other countries such as Central Asia, Persian Gulf countries, Turkey and Iraq. Today, more than 8,000 artists are active in more than 4,000 workshops in Malayer. Several centers are training, developing, and promoting this art-craft. Malayer city, due to having vast farmlands, has high rural population. Tourists who visit this city, can see historic sites, wonderful natural attractions, etc. some of Malayer tourist attractions are the ancient Zoroastrian fire temple of Noushijan, Pari Castle, Malayer Grand Bazaar, Agh Gol Lagoon and etc.