Iran exports 80 percent of hand-woven carpets

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran is exporting 80 percent of its hand-woven carpets, said Director of Coordination Department of Carpet Management Organization Lotfi Asfhar.

“80 percent of the country’s hand-woven carpet is exported,” he said.

“Hand-woven carpet is an absolute advantage (for Iran) and this is the only good in the world led by Iran.”

He further added that Iran exports 80 percent of its carpet to the world.

Iran is the leading exporter of hand-woven carpets. 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.

There is an estimated population of 1.2 million weavers in Iran producing carpets for domestic markets and international export.

The country produces about five million square meters of carpets annually of which 80 percent are sold in international markets.

The United States, Europe (specially Germany and Italy), China, Brazil, South and Central Africa, along with neighboring countries are the most important markets for Iranian made Persian Carpets.



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