EghtesadOnline: Tehran will host the 26th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition from August 23 to 29, according to the website of Iran International Exhibition Company.
The event, organized and sponsored by Iran National Carpet Center, is one of the world’s most important and biggest events in the field of handmade carpets. Last year, visitors from South Africa, Japan, Croatia, Brazil, India, Germany, Denmark, Serbia, Romania, Uruguay, Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, UAE, China, Kuwait and Sweden participated in this exhibition. Iran is the biggest exporter of hand-woven carpets and holds a 30% share in the global handmade carpet trade. It exported $89 million worth of handmade carpets during the four months to July 22, indicating a 7.3% rise compared with last year’s corresponding period, Financial Tribune reported.