The 27th edition of Persian Handmade Carpet Exhibition was started in the Iranian capital Tehran on Saturday, August 25.
The exhibition opened in the city’s permanent centre for international exhibitions during a ceremony attended by Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari.
Persian Handmade Carpet Exhibition is the largest of its kind in the world in terms of quality and quantity with nearly 700 carpet weaving units from across the country displaying a wide range of their products for the interested visitors, a report by IRNA said.
Being held on a 50,000-square-metre land within 13 halls, the exhibition showcases antique and contemporary handmade rugs.
In an address to the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Head of Iran National Carpet Centre Fereshteh Dastpak said Iran’s carpet industry should develop a new design to keep up with the changes in the political and economic areas in Iran and the world.
The exhibition is held with the main goals of promoting the status of Persian carpet in the world, entering new markets and expanding the current markets.
Attracting foreign investments and creating a fair ground for competition among domestic units are also among the targets in the minds of the organizers of the event to promote further the quality of the Persian carpet.
The exhibition will be open to visitors every day from 10 to 18 until September 1.
As an annual event, the exhibition usually attracts over 40,000 visitors including traders, researchers and those interested in the carpet industry from Iran and other countries.