EghtesadOnline: Khorasan has long been one of the leading centers for production of famous Persian carpet. This industry with its bright history and brilliant products has a very special prominence in this province.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is the biggest exporter of hand-woven carpets and holds a 30% share in the global handmade carpet trade.
EghtesadOnline: Some 4,400 tons of Persian hand-woven carpets worth $275 million were exported from Iran during the 10 months to January 19, registering a 19% rise compared with the corresponding period of last year, the head of Iran’s National Carpet Center said.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian carpet direct exports to US stood at $69 million, the head of Iran's National Carpet Center said mentioning that during past 10 months carpet exports to 80 countries across the world stood at $275 million.
EghtesadOnline: Head of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (RICHT) Seyed Mohammad Beheshti said carpets woven in Europe and other countries are indicative of the influence of the Iranian culture and cultural transactions with other nations, the RICHT website reported.
EghtesadOnline: The 25th Persian Handmade Carpet Grand Exhibition was held in Tehran as the economic landscape starts to improve for this Iranian craftsmanship in the global market after the lifting of sanctions in mid-January.