“More than 3 million square meters of handmade carpets are annually woven in Iran, two-thirds of which are exported and the rest is used to meet the domestic demand,” the head of Iran National Carpet Center Hamid Karegar said.
“More than 3,000 tons of hand-woven carpets worth $359 million were exported from Iran during the eight months to Nov. 21, registering a 31% rise compared with the similar period of last year,” he added.
“Last year, exports amounted to $359 million. Persian hand-woven carpets are exported to 80 countries,” he continued. With about $90 million worth of purchases, the US was last year’s top importer of Persian carpets.