0933 GMT January 17, 2022
Head of Iran National Carpet Center, Farahnaz Rafe’, said on Saturday that 1.7 million square meters of handwoven carpets were produced in Iran during the six months to September 22.
Talking to IRNA, she noted that the figure indicates a growth of 10 percent compared to the corresponding figure for last year, which was 1.54 million square meters.
Rafe’ said: “This growth in production was achieved while domestic carpet weavers continue to face problems such as the coronavirus, shortage of raw materials and an increase in the price of some domestic raw materials and the continuation of sanctions.”
She pointed out that since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21), the implementation of 47 entrepreneurship projects by this center with a budget of $10 million has been on the agenda in the field of carpet weaving.
Handwoven carpets have the highest share of Iran’s handicraft exports and are quite popular in international markets.
Persian carpets are the symbol of Iran’s art, culture, history and civilization.