Carpet Museum of Iran reopens with architecture-inspired carpets

January 31, 2016 - 0:0

TEHRAN – After being shuttered for about four months, the Carpet Museum of Iran reopened on Thursday, welcoming the visitors with an exhibition of carpets featuring Iranian architecture.

The event was celebrated with an exhibition entitled “Carpet and Architecture Ties” featuring 43 carpets designed by the Iranian carpet designer and architecture Amir Yazdan.

The carpet designs are inspired by patterns and colors used in Bannai script, seven-color style tilework, traditional pools in Persian gardens, as well as historical monuments.

The museum had been closed due to renovation and revamp operations.

“Many people from different parts of the world come to this museum to learn more about Persian carpet, but unfortunately the museum is not equipped and introduced very well,” the museum’s director Abdolmajid Sharifzadeh lamented.

He urged officials to improve facilities for holding seminars and workshops at the museum.

The exhibition runs until February 19 on the second floor of the museum, which is located northwest of Laleh Park, Fatemi and Kargar streets junction.

******** PHOTO: Carpets, which are inspired by Iranian architecture, are currently on display during an exhibition at the Carpet Museum of Iran (ISNA/Somayyeh Imanian)