The sixth edition of International Floor Covering, Moquette, Machine-made Carpet, and Related Industries exhibition was recently wrapped up in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Some 110 domestic and foreign companies displayed their most recent products during the four-day event held in Shahr-e Aftab (City of Sun) Fairground, southern Tehran.

Iranian people have always showed great passion toward carpet industry and considered it as a work of art.

Iran exports carpets to at least 70 countries in the world. Experts attribute the increasingly lucrative market for Persian carpets worldwide to its quality, color and design.

Carpet-weaving is one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, which dates back to ancient Persia.

Persian carpets, in particular the hand-woven products, often feature geometric patterns which are a reflection of Islamic influences, although many Persian rugs depict natural scenes of animal and plant wildlife.

Here are IRNA’s photos of the exhibition, which was held from August 8 to 11:

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