Iran handmade carpet expo to open next week

August 17, 2017 - 13:54

TEHRAN – The 26th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition will open its doors to the public at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds on August 23.

A total of 730 carpet producers are set to participate in the exhibit, which will run till August 29. Covering over 30,000 square meters, the expo includes 14 halls, IRIB reported on Tuesday.

The showcase will also include nomadic rugs and carpets as well as a patchwork of the antique ones, said Hamid Kargar, the head of Iran’s National Carpet Center.

Several craft workshops in the arenas of designing, spinning, weaving, conservation and washing have been embedded on the sideline programs of the event, the official said.

“Iran exported $89 million of hand-woven carpets during the first four months of the present Iranian calendar year (March 21- July 22, 2017), showing an increase of 3.7 percent in terms of value,” Kargar added.

PHOTO: An Iranian nomad weaves a carpet with keeping an eye on a pattern in an undated photo.

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