Iranian carpet weaving has been born in Bronze Age. Designs and motifs of these carpets differ from one city to another. The carpets and rugs that are woven in Tabriz (in northwest of Iran) and Isfahan (center of the country) are very famous because of their very technical way of weaving, quality of materials and unique patterns.
Toreutics which is also called as embossing or engraving is another Iranian Art branches. In this art, some patterns are carved by hammer and engraving chisels to decorate surface of metal objects (especially Gold, Copper, and Silver). This several thousand year old art became prevalent in Achaemenid era. plates, cups, vases, trays and jewelries are decorated by this art. There are different styles of embossing in Shiraz, Tabriz, and Isfahan.
Khatam Kari and Mina Kari are of the most beautiful Iranian handcrafts. Picture frames, and jewelry boxes are embellished with Khatam. In this art, pieces of stone, wood, and elephant tusk are used to create geometrical patterns.
Minakari is the art of enameling metals and decorating them by the annealed colorful coatings. This art that dates back to Achaemenid and Sasanid eras has reached to its peak in Isfahan.
Iranian Miniatures are complicated and very detailed paintings that contain mystical and spiritual themes. This kind of painting is also used in minakari and khatamkari works.
Persian calligraphy is a very delicate visual art. Verses of Quran and poetries of eminent Iranian poets are written very beautifully and then illuminated by illumination artists.