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OFAC revokes Iran exports licenses

OFAC revokes Iran exports licenses

Europpean Sanctions writes "In light of US President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA and to re-impose sanctions on Iran, OFAC has revoked Iran-related General Licences H and I, which were issued in connection with the JCPOA.  

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Carpets for the World Cup unveiled in Tabriz

Carpets for the World Cup unveiled in Tabriz

Seven exquisite Persian carpets handwoven for the 2018 World Cup in Russia were unveiled in Tabriz on Saturday night at a ceremony attended by a group of high ranking officials and artists of Azerbaijan Province in northeastern Iran.  

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1st virtual museum of antique carpets

1st virtual museum of antique carpets

Wherever you are in the world, all you have to do from now on is visit the virtual space of historical-artistic carpet museum of Iran to see the oldest Persian carpet antiques in the world.  

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Weavers of dreams wins Derby Film Festival

Weavers of dreams wins Derby Film Festival

The Iranian documentary Weavers of dreams has won the Best Short Documentary award at the Derby Film Festival in England. The 5th edition of the Derby Film Festival ran 4-13 May 2018 in England. Weavers of dreams, directed by Seyed Mohammad-Sadegh Jafari, was competing with 50 other documentaries.

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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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