Tehran, Oct 12, IRNA - Iran's hand-woven carpet ranks first in non-oil exports and third in overall exports, head of the National Iranian Carpet Center says. Morteza Faraji noted that a total of five million Iranians work for Iran's carpet industry.
Speaking during a ceremony held for improving the status of Iranian carpets at Tehran's permanent trade fairgrounds, Faraji pointed out that the carpet industry is a good source of income for villagers in Iran.
However, he asserted that all Iranians and officials should support the carpet industry in order to help its development.
"Iran's carpet is a sign of national identity for the Iranians," Faraji added.
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