Iran Carpet

The Persian carpet is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestation

of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia. The old PAZYRYK carpet, the oldest carpet ever discovered, is 2500 years old.

IRAN is the biggest and the most important producer of carpets in the world. In 2012, IRAN’s export of hand-woven carpets were $600 million.

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

The biggest hand-woven carpet, which is 6000 square meters, was woven in IRAN for the SHEYKH ZAYED MOSQUE IN ABU DHABI.

Almost 1200 village women had weaved a giant carpet estimated to worth more than $ 8.5 million.