TEHRAN (IP) - World Handicrafts Day is
registered in Iran as the National Carpet Day because handmade carpets are one of the most beautiful and well-known Iranian handicrafts.
Whenever it comes to Iranian culture and identity, the carpet is undoubtedly one of the prominent symbols that represent this rich culture.
10th of June is World Handicrafts Day. It is also called the National Carpet Day in Iran.
Tabriz, Isfahan, Nain, Kashan, Shiraz, Qom, and Mashhad are the main cities of carpet weaving and hand-woven carpet production in Iran. The World Handicrafts Council currently selects Tabriz as the “World City of Carpet Weaving.”The art of carpet weaving in Tabriz dates back to the Safavid historical era. The city plays an essential role in introducing the Iranian carpet. Tabriz carpets are usually made of wool or silk, which sends a very high-quality product to the markets.
Tabriz has a unique variety of designs of hand-woven carpets and rugs. Iran’s most superfine carpets are woven in Tabriz.
“Naser Nezami-Doost, “a designer and activist in the Tabriz hand-woven carpets, told IranPress about the importance of Iranian hand-woven carpets.
“Iranian carpets have been considered by everyone since ancient times and it is written in books that this industry is 2,500 years old, but in fact, it is nearly 4,000 years old, “This Tabrizi artist stated that Tabriz hand-woven carpets are world-famous for their natural colors and handmade wools, and it is known as one of the most beautiful and strong weaving methods in the world, and the exquisite carpets of Tabriz are kept in world-famous museums.
Nezami Doost said that Tabriz hand-woven carpets have been exported to European, American, and East Asian markets since ancient times.