art of resistance, Iran, travel

Persia(n) carpets all the way.

First of all – get ready for a lot of patterns.

This is a small post about Persian carpets or Persian rugs. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia. In 2008, Iran’s exports of hand-woven carpets was $420 million or 30% of the world’s market (the number might be even bigger now).

From the yarn fiber to the colors, every part of the Persian carpet is traditionally handmade from natural ingredients over the course of many months. It’s one of the biggest treasuers of the Persian art.

Here’s a small collection of photos, showing the diversity of colors and patterns.

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1544443_777633385612821_1282894907_ncarpet repair workshop, Shiraz, Iran. photo © Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

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