Oudlajan Handicraft Centre
Oudlajan handicraft bazaar is a permanent exhibition of Iranian handicraft, established in 2015 after a comprehensive restoration of Oudlajan historical bazaar in the heart of Tehran in the vicinity of Tehran Grand Bazaar.
There are currently various handicraft and traditional art shops and workshops in this bazaar. There, you will be able to find handicrafts and artwork from any corner of Iran.
Oudlajan was the wealthiest neighbourhood in the Qajar era Tehran and kept its status until the Pahlavi era. However, with the big changes in Iranian society, it gradually lost its status thorough the 20th century. The name Oudlajan in the historic Tati language means the ‘place for dividing the water’. Some believe that Oudlajan means ‘Abdullah Jan’ (Dear Abdullah) in a Jewish dialect.