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Iran's 1st carpet exhibition in USA after Islamic revolution

New York, March 18, IRNA -- A grand exclusive Persian carpet exhibition is to be staged simultaneously in five large US cities, for the first time after the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

Sponsored by Iran's Carpet Exporters Syndicate, the exhibition whose exact date has yet to be announced, will be staged in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and two other major US cities.

Iran's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad-Javad Zarif in a party hosted by International Organization on Iran's Culture, attended by a number of carpet merchants, as well as the head and a number of members of the American Carpet Association, announcing the news, talked about the significance and high status of the Iranian hand woven carpets.

He said, "The Persian rugs are cultural goods, and so the involved officials should after recognizing the factors involved in lowering their price and improving their quality contribute to their faster success at international markets."

The party, attended by Iran's cultural attache Mahdi Tabeshian and the Spokesman of the Iranian Carpet Exporters' Syndicate Khosrow Sabhe lasted till hours after midnight amid a very friendly atmosphere.

Sabhe elaborated on part of the measures adopted to improve the Persian carpets' quality, and welcomed the idea of staging a comprehensive Persian carpet exhibition across the United States.

Announcing the NGO carpet exporters' syndicate's support for the idea, he promised to offer the syndicate's noticeable financial support for the move.

The Iranian and American guests at the party were agreed on the point that the Persian rugs need to be better advertised in the United States, and announced their readiness to contribute assistance in that respect.

... Payvand News - 4/19/04 ... --

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