People in Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran, weave mats or wicker mats by palm leaf fibers.
The focus of Persian Carpet Encyclopedia is on designs, patterns and aesthetics, technical knowledge, management, economics and trade, history, geography and the styles of carpets.
Hand-woven Persian carpets have been put on display in the central city of Qom.
Iran is bent on taking out patents on its world-famous carpet motifs.
A handicraft as old as 5 millenniums, enamel has still remained popular and magnificent. Being called Meenakari in Iran, the art's hub in the country is Isfahan.
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.