Atefe Mirsane ✿ A Persian pioneer


Atefe Mirsane is a talented jeweller specialising in wood. Besides her own craft, she is dedicated to building bridges for her fellow Iranians.

Atefe is currently a scholarship student at St Petersburg University of Technology and Design, where she is working on her dissertation entitled: In the field of wooden jewelry: Development of jewelry design in the traditions of Russian culture using Iranian technologies.

In 2021, she founded Craftland magazine, which aims to introduce the world to Iranian handicrafts, culture and tourism. It is a digital magazine in both English and Italian. It features stories of Iranian artisans. Ultimately, Craftland invites all readers to travel to Iran and its magazine offers special agencies and hotels for the visit.

In addition, Atefe has worked with different organizations in holding events related to applied arts, holding workshops and exhibitions, and has also been a consultant for businesses and entrepreneurs. One of her latest activities was as executive management for Iran Craft Week. Visit,, and follow @craftland.magazine.

I believe that there are many unseen arts and unheard stories around the world that are hidden and Iran is no exception. Often in my stories, I look for artisans and entrepreneurs who have been researching deeply for many years and have designed unique works, each of which is trying to preserve the art and craft of their past from ancient Iran for the future.

The thinker-maker in Iranian contemporary craft - Narges Marandi, Atefe Mirsane, Farhang Parsikia and Zahra Mottaghi reflect on the changing meaning of "craft" in Iran.
Full circle: We must fight for hope - Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros documents her complex journey to purchase a bag from Bahareh Zaman in Iran.
Make the Qanats flow: Women revive a patriarchal tradition - Nina Aminzadeh Goharrizi heralds an inspiring project from the Takab district of Kerman province, Iran, in which local women take tradition into their own hands.
Sanaz Nataj ✿ Treasures from Qeshm and Khorashad - Atefe Mirsane uncovers the splendid couture of Sanaz Nataj, which draws on Iran's rich culture of village crafts.
Iranian Nowruz: Guiding the spirits home - Peyman Samandari digs through the layers of history behind Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which keeps Zoroastrians spirit alive.
Azadeh Yasaman ✿ A disorderly beauty - Our February laurel goes to Iranian weaver and fashion designer, Azadeh Yasaman, who seeks to give new life to the ancient beauty of her culture.
Atefe Sadat Mirsane ✿ Marquetry to wear - An Iranian jeweller makes precious adornment out of pieces leftover from the traditional wood mosaic craft of khatam.


Atefe Mirsane is an esteemed Garland perennial.