Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Persian carpets to boost Iran's handicraft exports
Persian carpets to boost Iran's handicraft exports
04
Dec '12
Iran’s handicraft exports to other nations is likely to post a robust year-on-year rise this year to reach US$ 1.5 billion by close of the current Iranian calendar year, Director-General of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) for Trade Ahmad Balan has said. 
 
Mr. Balan further said that if the forecasts turn out to be positive, it would demonstrate a 300 percent year-on-year rise in the country’s handicraft exports, which mainly target Asian and East European countries, FARS News Agency reported.
 
With their unique designs and high-quality, Persian carpets occupy a special place in the extensive list of Iranian handicraft items, and are highly popular. 
 
Iran exported hand woven carpets worth over US$ 560 million during last Iranian year that ended on March 19, 2012.
 
Noting that Iran is a major exporter of hand-woven carpets, Mr. Mojtaba Feizollahi, Deputy of Iran's National Carpet Center, said the country exports its carpets to over 50 countries, including Japan, Italy and Germany. 
 
Recognized as one of the most unique expressions of the Persian culture, the carpet-weaving art finds its root in ancient Persia.
 
European nations, particularly, Italy and Germany, South and Central Africa, China, Brazil and the US are some of the key export destinations for Iranian Persian carpets.
 
Around 1.2 million weavers in Iran engage in the carpet making art to cater to domestic and international markets.
 
Around 80 percent of the five million square meters of carpets produced in the country each year are shipped to foreign countries.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 31st May 2016

FICCI forecasts 7.7% GDP growth for Indian economy in FY17

The results of latest round of the Federation on Indian Chambers of...

Apparel/Garments | On 31st May 2016

China to open e-commerce to foreign investment

In a major policy decision, China has decided to lift restrictions to ...

Courtesy- DyStar

Textiles | On 31st May 2016

DyStar launches Cadira Polyester for resource efficiency

DyStar Group, solution provider offering a complete range of...

Interviews View All

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

How is the man-made fibre (MMF) industry shaping up? How is Mangalam...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

How is the market for personalised prints on garment shaping up? What are...

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

There are quite a number of brands stepping into the sports lifestyle...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

<i><b>Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

<b><i>Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
May 2016

F2F Magazine

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


Advanced Search