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Over $2 million of Kerman Province carpet exports

The head of Industry, Mine, and Trade Organization in Kerman Province said that over 2 million dollars of hand-woven carpets exported from this province to other countries.

Over $2 million of Kerman Province carpet exports

Mehdi Hosseinnejadian made the remarks in an interview with IRNA on Sunday that in past one year, over two million dollars of hand-woven carpets exported from this province to other countries.

Carpet weaving is a well-known Iranian art worldwide and is also very popular in different Iranian cities especially Kerman, Isfahan, and Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari provinces.

Rouhollah Latifi, the spokesman for Iran’s Customs Administration, said on Dec 19, 2020 that the value of exports of the country’s hand-woven carpets has been 48.9 million dollars in past eight months of the Iranian year (starting on March 20, 2020).

The figure shows 800,000 dollars decrease that seems logical due to the pandemic and closure of the borders, Rouhollah Latifi told Firoozeh Carpet.

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Persian carpet illustrating joyful Iranian garden

Persian carpet is a symbol of Iranian garden, which has pools, streams, trees, flowers and walls that surround the garden.

Persian carpet illustrating joyful Iranian garden

Iranian garden illustrates heaven and the Persian carpets are inspired by the Iranian gardens. It is said that paradises are the big and ancient Iranian gardens, which consisted of seven walls, where enemies could not enter the fortified areas.

The seven walls are the carpet border designs. One of the walls is wider than the sixth others. The border design is decorated with different kinds of animals and plants. The streams on the four corners of the garden are being illustrated in the Persian carpet as the most internal border of it, which is a stream stemming from the central pool and the main rivers.

The design of the garden carpet was called “Golestan” or “Golzar” during the Safavid dynasty.

According to carpet researcher Ali Hozuri, the Golestan design dates back to the second millennium BC, and there are only 20 ancient garden design carpets around the world.

Many Persian carpet designs are considered as the Golestan design, including “Lachak” and “Toranj,” which have their roots in Golestan design.

During the Safavid era, the art of carpet weaving had been given importance; so, the art could be upgraded and some carpet weaving workshops were founded in Kashan, Isfahan and Tabriz. Numerous carpets were weaved to be used in palaces or to be gifted to other countries.

Bijan Arbabi, a university professor and researcher of the impact of the Iranian garden on a Persian carpet, underlined that the Iranian garden has been illustrated in Persian carpets directly and indirectly, and that garden is a cultural phenomenon, which has been demonstrated both in carpet and other traditional arts.

The academic is of the opinion that the Iranian artists’ attention to Concepts of aesthetics helped the art of Persian carpet weaving become one of the best handwoven carpets throughout the globe.

Mehdi Ebrahimi, a professor at the Art University of Isfahan, said carpets woven in Isfahan province focus on flowers and designs left behind from the Safavid era, adding that the color and design of Isfahan carpets have not changed over time.

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Production of handwoven carpet rises 34%

Head of Iran’s Nation Carpet Center Farahnaz Rafe’ said on Monday that handwoven production saw 34-percent increase in the first 10 months of last Persian year (March 20, 2020-January 21, 2021).

Production of handwoven carpet rises 34%

Rafe said that 1,869,304 square meters of handwoven carpet were woven in Iran in that period while the figure for the same period in the previous year was 1,231,321 square meters, SHATA news reported.

42 percent of carpets manufactured were commercial, 19 percent thick-knot, 16 percent subtle-know and wool, 9 percent tapestry, 8 percent Gabbeh and 6 percent full-silk carpets, according to Rafe’.

She added that 10,140 business units are active in handmade carpet industry in Iran, among which 2,787 are centralized workshops, 7,256 non-centralized workshops and 97 are great carpet weaving complexes.

By and large, 12,625 business units in this area have made 191,545 jobs, said Rafe’.

She had previously said that the coronavirus pandemic made many crafts people who had left carpet industry to return and this caused the production of handwoven carpets to grow 400 percent.

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Export of Iran’s hand-woven carpet rise 14% despite sanctions

Head of Iran National Carpet Center Farahnaz Rafe’ said on Sunday that the export of Iran’s hand-woven carpet has risen by 14 percent compared to last year.

Rafe’ made the remarks at the 23rd Handwoven Carpet Exhibition in Esfahan, noting that Iran witnessed the rise in the area despite the imposed sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak.

The quality of Iranian carpet is second to none in the world of carpets, she further noted.

To preserve the brand of the Iranian carpet in the market, some measures are being taken, she added.

She called on the domestic centers to help prepare the necessary raw material, noting that this action will make Iran become independent to this end.

In 2019, the entire value of the exported handwoven carpets to the world stood at 800 million dollars, 73 million dollars of which was the share of Iran, Farahnaz Rafe’ has told IRNA.

The latest edition of the Handwoven Carpet Exhibition kicked off in Esfahan today.

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Iran’s handwoven carpet export unchanged despite coronavirus epidemic

The head of Iran National Carpet Center said despite all the sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak, the export of handwoven Iranian carpet has not decreased.

In 2019, the entire valude of the exported handwoven carpets to the world stood at 800 million dollars, 73 million dollars of which was the share of Iran, Farahnaz Rafe’ told IRNA on Friday.

Hoping that the current policies will guarantee Iran’s sustainable leadership role in this are-industry, Rafe’ referred to some difficulties in selling handwoven carpets under the pressure of sanctions and the spread of the coronavirus.

Referring the plans to complete the production chain of handwoven carpets in Iran, she said Golestan Province, northern Iran, is to pilot the plan. It will be started soon.

She also said that the wool produced in certain Iranian counties, like Zabol, eastern Iran, has the same quality as the one taken from Australia’s merino breed.

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$30 million worth of handwoven carpets exported in 4 months

An official in Iran Chamber of Cooperative put the exports of hand-woven carpets at $30 million in the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21 – July 22).

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Abdollah Bahrami, Chairman of the Committee on Carpet, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran Chamber of Cooperative added that $420 million worth of handmade carpets were exported last year.

Making the remarks on Sunday in a meeting on reducing the country’s dependence on oil exports, Bahrami stressed that the carpet industry enjoys a huge capacity in Iran and can replace the country’s oil exports.

He went on to say that some two million weavers are active in the country and the total annual capacity stands at 6 million square meters of handmade carpets which can bring around $3 billion for the country.

He said that the main export destinations of Iranian carpet are Germany, the UAE, South Africa, Japan, and China.

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Handmade Carpet Shipments Decline to Decades Low

total of $50 million worth of hand-woven carpets were exported in the last Iranian year (March 2019-20), registering a 90% decline compared with the previous year.

In fact, last year was the worst in decades for Iranian carpet industry, according to the CEO of the National Association for Handmade Carpet Producers Cooperatives.

“This decrease in exports has many reasons, the main ones being US sanctions as well as the obligation set by the Central Bank of Iran for traders to repatriate the foreign currency gained from exports, which in turn significantly increases the risk of trade and discourages exporters,” Abdollah Bahrami was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.

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Salehi urges removal of constraints on export of handmade rugs

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi called for removal of restrictions facing export of Iran’s handmade rugs.

Salehi urges removal of constraints on export of handmade rugs

He made the remarks during his visit to the 27th International Persian Handmade Carpet Exhibition and said, “effective steps should be taken in this regard to remove bottlenecks and problems facing production and export of this traditional Iranian art and industry.”

He emphasized the necessity of paying due attention to the traditional Iranian carpet industry and said, “responsible officials need to devise necessary measures to eliminate obstacles facing export of Iranian handmade rugs.”

Handmade rug in the world is known as ‘Persian carpet’, he said, adding, “Iranian handmade rugs must be exported to the world markets without any restriction, so that it will eventually be able to attract people from other countries. In this case, high-quality Iranian carpets and rugs will hit the global markets in the best form possible.”

In this visit, Head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) Fereshteh Dastpak said that selling Iranian handmade rugs has recently been witnessed significant growth in a way that many large merchants consider purchasing carpet in the current situation due to the lack of price hike of this Iranian product against US dollar and gold coin.”

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27th Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition kicks off in Tehran

The 27th edition of Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition, as the world’s most important and biggest event in the art and industry of handmade carpets, has kicked off in Tehran on Saturday.

Major handmade carpet expo opens in Tehran - Tehran Times

Known as the world’s biggest handmade carpet exhibition in terms of quality, quantity and production, the international Iran Handmade Carpet Exhibition will run through 31 Aug. 2018 at Tehran Permanent Fair Ground, with participation of over 670 producers, export companies and manufacturing units across the country.

Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari is expected to attend the opening ceremony of the event.

The exhibition is a professional showcase in demonstrating and providing handmade carpets. Iran National Carpet Center, as the sponsor and organizer of this important event, provides special facilities and options for foreign businessmen who are active in handmade carpet sector.

A number of business and trade delegations from various countries are expected to visit the exhibition and hold trade talks with Iranian producers and exporters of handwoven carpets.

Last year trade visitors from South Africa, Japan, Croatia, Brazil, India, Germany, Denmark, Serbia, Romania, Uruguay, Russia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, UAE, China, Kuwait and Sweden among other countries took part in the exhibition.

The event attracts as many as 4,000 visitors each year.

According to statistics, Iran exports 45 percent of its hand-woven carpets to Asia, 43 percent to Europe and the rest to other continents. The Persian carpet has found several new clients for its carpet that include South Africa, Russia, Brazil, China and Indonesia.

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Exports of Iranian hand-woven carpets rise by 21.7%

Head of Iran National Carpet Center (INCC) Fereshteh Dastpak said Mon. that $ 100 million worth of handmade carpets has been exported during the first four months of the Iranian year (beginning on March 21).

Exports of Iranian hand-woven carpets rise by 21.7%

Speaking to reporters few days before 27th National Hand-Woven Carpets exhibition kicks off in Tehran, Fereshteh Dastpak said “during this period (first four months of Iranian year), a total of 1,983 tons of handmade carpets have been exported to foreign markets.”

She said that last year, 5,400 tons of carpets worth $ 425 million were exported, indicating 17.9% increase compared to the year before, during which 5.741 tons valued at $ 359 million had been exported.

The INCC chairwoman also said that the exports of handmade carpets to the United States had doubled and added “during the first four months last year, $ 21 million worth of handmade carpets was exported to United States, while this amount reached $ 38 million during the same period this year.”

Last year, $ 126 million worth of carpets was exported to the United States, and its share of the total Iranian carpet exports was 29.7%.

She said that Germany, Lebanon, Britain and Japan – after the United States – imported the largest portions of Iranian handmade carpets and added that Germany imported $ 57.5 million of Iranian carpet last year, indicating 13.6% of the carpet exports .

According to her, last year, Lebanon imported $ 30 million, Britain $ 23.4 million, and Japan imported $ 23.1 million handmade carpets from Iran, accounting for 7.1 percent, 5.5 percent and 5.5 percent of Iran’s carpets exports, respectively.

The 27th National Hand-woven Carpets Exhibition will kick off on August 25 and will run until August 31 at Tehran International Permanent Fairground located in the north of the capital.