Tehran exhibit features handmade carpets, Tableau rugs

February 19, 2019

TEHRAN - An exhibition of handwoven Persian rugs, carpets and pictorial rugs opened to the public on Monday at the Niavaran Cultural-Historical Complex in northern Tehran.

A selection of traditional and nomadic floor coverings are also on show at the event, which will be running through February 22, Mehr reported.

Persian carpets are sought after internationally for their delicate designs and good quality. The country’s official figures show the carpets have a significant share in Iran’s non-oil exports.

According to a customs statistics, Iran’s export of hand-woven carpets increased 10 percent in terms of value during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year 1397 (March 21-July 22, 2018), from a year earlier.

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