The art of carpet weaving in Iran originated more than 2,500 years ago.
For many people in the West, oriental carpets are synonymous with Persian carpets. This is understandable considering the influences of Persian carpet manufacturing worldwide. The Swedish writer Knut Larson says in his book about oriental carpets: "The Persians preserve their carpet culture carefully. Their art of weaving carpets is something superior, it is the best in the world".
Persia, the ancient Persian name of Iran , boasts to be the world's most superior culture in carpet manufacturing. The art of weaving and dying is inherited and carpets of all styles and sizes are made here.
carpet weaving is by far the most widespread handicraft in Iran. Persian carpets are renowned for their richness of colour, variety of spectacular artistic patterns and quality of design. In palaces, famous buildings, mansions and museums the world over, a Persian carpet is amongst the most treasured of possessions.