(Persia Digest) – A drop in the value of the rial against the dollar has given a new lease of life to the Persian carpet market in Iraqi Kurdistan, leading to a surge in the import of carpets from Iran to this area.

A drop in the value of the rial against the dollar and a drop in the price of Persian carpets has boosted the sales of handmade and machine made Persian carpets in Iraqi Kurdistan, attracting Iraqi shoppers to this well-loved Iranian commodity.


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"The Iranian carpet is now more accessible to the people of Iraqi Kurdistan, and the volume of purchases has increased," said Delir Mohammad, a carpet businessman in Erbil, pointing to a drop in the price of Persian carpets to IRNA's correspondent.


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He added: “The Persian carpet is in high demand globally. This is why Iraqi citizens also want to adorn their homes with Persian carpets. Now, people can afford to buy these more easily.”

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