2005-2006 Mir Mahmoud Hosseini. All Rights Resereved.
Design: Pouya Tavassoli
the European traders who imported textile and other goods to
Iran, also exported carpets to Europe in exchange. IT was during
the nineteenth century that the Persian carpets introduced to
north America by European traders, and later it was the Armenian
traders who carried on the export of the Persian carpets. As
per the historical records, export of the Persian carpets to
Europe is documented around 14th century. During the last century
there were over 2500 looms in several factories, which produced
pre-designed and identical carpets for foreign traders.
However, in most provinces of Iran, there are many houses where
the members of the family still weave their dreams and pass
the message to the next generation's artisans.
Designs and techniques in carpeting vary from province to province.
Tabriz has been distinguished among the other cities of the
country for excellence in carpet weaving industry.
Alinasab family in Azerbaijan province has been reputed as one
of the most sophisticated and skilled artisans.