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05/09/11

Global Demand Increasing for Hand-Woven Carpets of Iran's Azarbaijan

Source: Fars News Agency

The hand-woven carpets produced in Iran's Northwestern province of East Azarbaijan are finding a stronger foothold in the international market, an Iranian provincial trade official said.


A shop in Tabriz carpet Bazaar (photo by IRNA)
 

"70% of the carpets produced in the province are good for exports," Head of East Azarbaijan's Commerce Organization Sadeq Najafi said on Sunday, adding that carpets woven in his province are exported to five continents of the world.

 
 

East Azarbaijan Province

Late in April, Commerce Minister Mehdi Qazanfari announced that Iran is the source of almost 40% of the world's exported carpets.

"The total volume of global carpet exports stands at $1.3bln annually of which $500mln belongs to Iran," Qazanfari said at the time.

He also said that Iran boosted export of its carpets by 12% in the last Iranian year compared with the previous year.


A Tabriz Rug, Tabriz proper and Persian Azerbaijan, Iran
source: Tabriz Rugs & Carpets the O'Connell Guide
 

Iran is the leading exporter of hand-woven carpets in the world. Persian rugs are highly sought out for their intricate design and skilled craftsmanship, and that's why Iran exports carpets to more than 100 countries in the world.

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

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