An exhibition of Persian Gabbeh carpets opens in Istanbul

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The exhibition which also includes Iranian dishes and traditional music has been warmly welcomed by Iranian, Turkish and foreign visitors.

Persian Gabbeh carpetsAn exhibition of Gabbeh [a traditional variety of Persian carpet] opened in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday, IRNA reported.

Iran’s consul general in Istanbul Mortezaifar and a number of Iranian and Turkish businessmen, artists and carpet enthusiasts were present at the opening.

Speaking at the inaugural, the Iranian consul general congratulated the Iranian diplomatic apparatus on its achievement in talks with world powers over Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

He also thanked the organizers of the event and described Gabbeh as one of many remarkable arts which have originated in Iran.

The CEO of Labirent Concept, a Turkish Company which helped organize the expo, described the art of weaving Gabbeh as the pinnacle of Iranian creativity which depicts the ethnic and cultural history of Iranian nomads.

Traditional music as well as Iranian dishes was also on offer at the weeklong expo which has already proven a draw with Turkish citizens and foreign tourists.

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