(Persia Digest) – The city of Harsin in Kermanshah Province – western Iran – has been registered as the National City of Kilim.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that the kilim is a handwoven rug on a loom, made of cotton warp, woollen weft from domestic animals, and vegetable dyes.

Harsin received the WIPO seal on 27 January 2017. Harsin kilim has been patented for its design, motifs, weaving method, and geographical indications.


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The art of Harsin dates back millennia. The Cultural Heritage authorities of Kermanshah Province are endeavoring to inscribe Harsin as the Global Capital of Kilim.

The Harsin kilim has its own unique design and motifs and the industry employs a large number of artisans in the city.

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