Iranian Hand-woven Carpet Exhibition 2015 opens in Tehran
Iranian Hand-woven Carpet Exhibition 2015 opens in Tehran



Published Date: Aug 19,2015       Clicks: 634

A large number of domestic and foreign producers and visitors also flocked to the event.

The exhibition is hosting a variety of exquisite Persian carpets including hand-woven and tableau carpets as well as nomadic rugs.

Carpet-weaving is one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, which dates back to ancient Persia.

Persian carpets often feature geometric patterns which are a reflection of Islamic influences, although many Persian rugs depict natural scenes of animal and plant wildlife.

There is an estimated population of 1.2 million weavers in Iran, producing carpets for domestic markets and international export.

Iran exports carpets to at least 80 countries in the world. Experts attribute the increasingly lucrative market for Persian carpets worldwide to its quality, color and design.

The United Arab Emirates and Germany are the main destinations for the Persian carpet, followed by Japan, Lebanon, and Qatar.