TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (Mehr News Agency) -- The Persian Carpet Designs Exhibition was opened during a ceremony at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) on Thursday.
The Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for visual arts Mahmud Shaluii, the Iranian Academy of Arts secretary Bahman Namvar- Motlaq and artists attended the event.
"Some of the designs on display date back 130 years. They were drawn on graph paper manually and sometimes the artists even drew the graph lines on paper by hand. Such designs demonstrate the efforts of our ancestors," the secretary of the exhibit Mohammadali Rajabi mentioned.
The exhibit is cosponsored by the Iranian Academy of Arts, Iran's National Carpet Center, the Carpet Museum of Iran and Iran Carpet Company. The exhibit will run through December 15 at the museum.
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