Using Traditional Rugs in a Contemporary Space

Using Traditional Rugs in a Contemporary Space

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.

Silence | Nasser Nishaburi

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
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. 
Artin Markosian, professor at Isfahan's Art University, measures a carpet during his visit to Iran's Persian handmade carpet fair in Isfahan, 450 km (280 miles) south of Tehran, November 14, 2011. Persian carpet weaving is a historical part of Iranian culture, dating back to as far as approximately 2,000 years ago. Persian carpets can be mostly divided into three size groups: large (3x4 metres), medium (2x3 metres) and small (1x1.5 metres), which is called Ghaliche. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION BUSINESS TEXTILE) - GM1E7BF0FF101

After years of sanctions, Persian rugs back to brighten world markets

Iran’s world-renowned handwoven carpets are already making a strong comeback in global markets following the lifting of sanctions.
What Makes Persian Hand-Woven Carpet So Exraordinary?

What Makes Persian Hand-Woven Carpet So Exraordinary?

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
Tehran Carpet Exhibition; A Show of Culture, Art and Trade

Tehran Carpet Exhibition; A Show of Culture, Art and Trade

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.
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Universal Language of Handmade Carpet

A Speech by Torreh's Chief Executive Officer | Hamid Kargar, Torreh's chief executive officer, presented a speech on "Universal Language of Carpet" through Xining 14th Carpet Exhibition.
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