Shane Haumpton | Traditional rugs are any carpets that feature intricate Persian, Oriental, and other Asian or even European designs. However, a truly authentic traditional rug is one that was made by hand using time-honored carpet weaving techniques.
The absence of words... The absence of sounds... This is the beauty of silence. And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking. People hearing without listening. People writing songs that voices never share; no one dare disturb the sound of silence. ‘Fools’ said I, ‘You do not know silence like a cancer grows…” – Paul Simon
Hand-woven carpet is considered as a capital product since it can be bought as an investment, used for years and then sold for even higher prices. Around 3 million square meters of handmade carpets are woven in Iran annually, two-thirds of which are exported and one-third meets domestic demand
A top Iranian carpet official has, in an interview with IFP News, discussed a range of issues including the ongoing carpet fair in Tehran and the features that distinguish the Iranian handmade carpets from those produced in other countries.