The world market, considers Iranian handwoven carpets to be the best

Iran, as one of the cradles of human civilization, has various handicrafts in its heart, a limited number of which are still performed today, and they have been able to earn good foreign exchange for the country through exports.

One of Iran's handicrafts, which is known as an important export product, is hand-woven carpets. Historical findings show that Iran is the cradle of carpet weaving in the world, and the world's oldest hand-woven carpet, which is Iranian, has surprisingly survived and is kept under the name Pazyrik in the Hermitage Museum in Moscow. Of course, nowadays museums in different countries of the world are decorated with Iranian carpets, and having an Iranian carpet is considered an honor for all the people of the world. The official export of this export product was done for the first time during the Qajar era, after that, Europe and America became familiar with Iranian carpets, and multinational companies started producing and exporting carpets from Iran.

Iranian hand-woven carpets are also produced as an export product in other countries such as India, Turkey, Afghanistan, and China, and the first place in the world is always moving between India, Iran, and Turkey, and fortunately, the balance of the scale has been more in favor of Iran.

The position of Iranian carpet in the world

Iranian carpets are unrivaled in world markets due to their beautiful and magical design, durability, fineness, and natural and transparent colors. Iranians are among the pioneers of carpet weaving in ancient civilizations. Iranian carpets, rugs, and rugs are exported to countries such as Canada, Australia, Germany, Japan, Italy, Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan, Bahrain, Belgium, Qatar, France, England, etc.

The world market still recognizes the Iranian carpet as the best hand-woven carpet in the world, and it is possible to establish the first position of the Iranian hand-woven carpet in the world market with basic planning in this field. The export of Iranian hand-woven carpets brings nearly 430 million dollars in foreign exchange for the country annually, and the most important customers of this export product are America, Lebanon, Germany, England, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.

The export of handwoven carpets can be introduced to the world as one of the main items of Iran's non-oil exports. Exporting carpets is one of the most popular and always active sectors in Iran's handicraft sector.

Iran's carpet export statistics

Statistics published by Iran's National Carpet Center show the growth of handwoven carpet exports in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year. This statistic has grown by 84.6% in terms of value and by 275% in terms of weight. Among the 33 countries that buy Iranian carpets, Japan and Germany are the two main importers of Iranian carpets. 50% of carpet exports were exported from Imam Khomeini airport customs, 46% from Mehrabad airport customs, and the rest from other customs of the country.


How do countries like Iranian carpets?

 Germany: German people are mostly looking for carpets with calm, dark, and lacquered colors that are up to six square meters.

USA: The American market prefers carpets with chocolate, light brown, golden, ivory, pea, gray, silver, cream, and light colors in general, and they mostly look for small sizes such as 2x3 meters and in some cases 3x4. They are metric.

England: In terms of color, British people are subject to fashion, and in terms of taste, they are very close to American people.

UAE: The people of this country like bright and happy colors, especially cream, and all reddish colors, especially lacquer and indigo. But in terms of size, they are looking to buy small areas for their homes and very high areas for religious places.

Switzerland: Swiss people enjoy more calm and gentle colors, especially old natural colors such as onionskin, cream, and tan, and rarely buy carpets longer than 6 meters.

News Code: 39
  Date : December 13 2022
  Last Update : February 22 2023