Chaleshtar in the central district of Shahrekord, the provincial capital of Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, is going to be home to Iran’s first carpet village, says the head of Carpet Department at the provincial Industries, Mines and Commerce Organization.
‘The plan to create a carpet village has been ratified in the province and for final approval, we have presented it to Iran’s National Carpet Center,’ Ali-Reza Jeilan told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Sunday.
All the steps in producing a carpet, from preparing the raw material to designing, weaving and showcasing, etc. take place at the village, said he.
The rural district of Chaleshtar is among one of the oldest areas where people have been engaged in carpet weaving for centuries, he added.
‘The carpets woven here have been registered in the national heritage list.’