Iran has over 1.5 million square kilometers of surface area which is populated by nearly 80 million Iranians. Historically until 1934, the country was called Persia, and most people living there were Persian (51%), Kurds (7%), Gilan and Mazandaran, Lurow and Bachtiarza, Baluchas, Jomudes, Afshar, Kashkaya and other tribes of nomads. The names of the above populations or cities located in that country gave the names of carpets woven here in various manufactories. In Iran, the largest source of income is oil export, but the most of population taking into account the total number of employees is concentrated in the carpet manufacturing sector. Today, millions of Iranians are employed directly or indirectly in the production of carpets - sheep breeding, shearing, wool spinning, dyeing, weaving, washing, repairs and sale of wool and carpets.
The art of weaving carpets here has a long tradition - though not the longest - for example Turkey has an older history in this respect. In the 16th century, during the reign of the Safavid dynasty (under the rule of Tahmasp and Abbas Shah), there was a great flourishing of carpeting. The first historical mentions of Persian weaving come from the 13th century. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, co-financing of factory and craft workshops started. In those days, unusual carpets with rich plant motifs as well as carpets called prayer pens with a mihrabu motif were created. In the nineteenth century, large Persian carpets were made and exported to Europe and the United States. In 1936, the State Textile Company was set up in Iran to protect and develop the production of carpets.
Carpets play a very important role in Persian society, in every big city there are carpets shops, sometimes in a lot of places. Carpets have also been on the market for hundreds of years. Weaving tools and yarns and looms can be bought in every region of the country. In the villages and in larger cities - there are weaving workshops everywhere. Thanks to the developed industry and the needs of modern Europe and America, there are more and more carpets being exported.
Currently our store has carpets from practically every major city of Iran: Tebriz, Heriz, Ardabil, Senneh, Bidar, Hamadan, Saruk, Ferahan, Lilian, Saweh, Wiss, Tehran, Kom, Kashan, Isfahan, Jambian, Shiraz, Nain, Kerman, Jazd, Meshkin, Mud and many others. We also offer a wide range of Gabbeh rugs and rugs from Iranian regions.