Iran is bent on taking out patents on its world-famous carpet motifs.
A craft as old as 5 millenniums still remains popular and magnificent.
The government has its sights on the extensive promotion of Iranian carpets across the world to help the industry reclaim its past glory.
Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) said the country, as one of the three global handicrafts hubs, holds world’s first rank in many handicrafts such as carpet-weaving, woodcarving, and wood inlaying.
Handicrafts are independent products which are inspired by an artisan’s thought, creativity, and performance. It can be considered as one of axes of resistance economy by providing sustainable employment opportunity.