Wicker is one of the oldest Gilan local handicraft which is considered as one of the main family businesses in most villages of the region and even some cities especially those around the Anzali lagoon. The local plant called Lee is used in weaving wicker basket, hat, table cloth and so on.

Furthermore, using a traditional device, different kinds of covers with various patterns of plants can be produced. The most important centres of wicker production is Rasht, Anzali, Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh, Lahijan and Lang


Rashti-Duzi is one of the special arts of Gilan province. Rashti-Duzi is weaving silk thread to cloth surface using a hook to create wonderful and beautiful patterns. The main centre of the art is Rasht, the capital city of Gilan Province, and this is why it is called RashtiDuzi (Woven in Rasht). There are three styles of Rashti-Duzi that is simple, relief-like and mosaic-shaped designs. These styles have many various features like Bazoobandi (Armband-like), Bande Rumi (Roman Armband), BotehJegheh (Paisley Pattern), GoleMorgh (Flower and Bird), LachakToranj (Circular design on Kerchief). These features are used in patterns of curtains, carpets, saddle covers, hats, costumes, traditional backrest, table cloth, counterpane and etc.

Local costumes

Local costumes of people from Gilan is rooted in their culture, art, beliefs and customs and thanks to ethnic variety in the province, the styles and designs are different from east to west of the region. The costumes are produced for women, men and children and they have different parts. women clothes consist of two or three kerchief, shirt, jacket, coat, waist shawl, skirt, trouser and shoes. Also, men clothes include trousers, shirt, jacket, coat, different kinds of hat and special clothes for shepherds and mountain dwellers.   Lively and happy colours are used for clothes in different parts of Gilan and they are mainly produced in Qassemabad, Talesh, Rudbar, Masal, Amlash, Rasht and Siahkal.


Wood-carving is one of the local and traditional handicrafts in Gilan, southern side of Caspian Sea. A simple tool is used to carve the wood and to produce some products such as wooden spoon, ladle, spatula and so on. The centre of wood-carving is Masal county in Gilan for which the native wood of the region is used.

Hand-made Pottery

Hand-made pottery production is a long established industry in Gilan. The traditional pottery is mostly produced using finger or roll with simple and primitive devices. They are produced in some counties such as Rudsar, Talesh, Shaft, Amlash and Somehsara. Hand and mold are used in new modern pottery and they are very popular handicrafts in Siahkal and Rezvanshahr.

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