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Nowruz in Kermanshah – The 5-day ruler

Nowruz in Kermanshah – The 5-day ruler

Nowruz ceremonies in Kermanshah and surrounding areas, in western Iran, begin with spring cleaning and carpet cleaning. An old custom in Kermanshah is “shaking carpets”, when carpets are hung on bars on rooftops and the sound of brooms hit against the carpets is heard in all the back alleys of the city. Cleaning or “shaking carpets” is a big part of the spring cleaning which has been observed in Kermanshah from old times.  

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Savafid carpet show at 40th Carpet Museum Anniversary

Savafid carpet show at 40th Carpet Museum Anniversary

The 40th anniversary of the Carpet Museum of Iran was celebrated with the display of forty Safavid carpets. The Carpet Museum of Iran was inaugurated in Tehran on 11 February 1977 as the first expert museum on handwoven Persian carpets in the world.  

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Iran handicrafts in Japan

Iran handicrafts in Japan

As of today, Iranian handicrafts have been taken to most international exhibitions in 2017-2018. They will also be on show from tomorrow, 7 February 2018, at the 2018 Tokyo International Gift Show.

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Malayer carpets spread in Golestan Palace

Malayer carpets spread in Golestan Palace

Carpets from Malayer as old as one hundred years are been exhibited for the first time in Golestan Palace from 7 February 2018. As announced by its PR Office, Palace Directory Massoud Nosrati, has said: “The Palace museum complex will be holding periodic exhibitions for the introduction of Qajar era carpets. Two previous exhibitions entitled “A selection of Golestan Palace rugs” and “Qajar woven gardens” are part of the exquisite carpet exhibitions at the Palace, displaying 26 pieces of rugs and carpets.  

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Persian carpet showroom and shop in Jakarta

Persian carpet showroom and shop in Jakarta

The first permanent Persian carpet showroom and shop called “Pasargade” has opened in the capital of Indonesia for handmade and machine made carpets.  As reported by IRNA News Agency, this has been setup by an Iranian resident in Indonesia, providing an opportunity for those Indonesians interested in the ancient hand arts of Iran to enjoy them.  

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Carpet Museum of Iran: A tourist attraction

Carpet Museum of Iran: A tourist attraction

The Carpet Museum of Iran is a rather beautiful, interesting tourist site in Iran always attracting large numbers of visitors. From the start of the Iranian New Year on 21 March 2017, the Museum has had 10500 visitors, of which 6500 were from overseas.

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Iranian Modern and Islamic art at Christie’s

Iranian Modern and Islamic art at Christie’s

The auction of Modern and Middle Eastern Contemporary Art at Christie’s took place this year with outstanding works from modern Iranian paintings. Iran’s works of Islamic art were also sold in the auction’s section dedicated to this art.  

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Handwoven carpets export increase by 18%

Handwoven carpets export increase by 18%

Statistics published by the Customs Office of Iran for the period of March to July 2017, show that over USD 119MM worth of handwoven carpets have been exported from Iran to target markets, showing an 18% increase as compared to a similar period last year.

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