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Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

Just north of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Carpet Museum houses more than 100 pieces dating from the 17th century to the present day. It’s a great place to see the full range of regional patterns and styles found in Iran, plus a few unique carpets such as the Tree of Life with Kings and Notables. The permanent collection is downstairs while upstairs is for temporary exhibitions.The museum itself was designed by Farah Diba and mixes classic ‘70s style with carpet-inspired function – the exterior is meant to resemble threads on a loom, which cool down the main building by casting shadows on its walls. Flash photography is not allowed.
 

Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

Located in Tehran, beside Laleh Park, and founded in 1976, the Carpet Museum of Iran exhibits a variety of Persian carpets from all over Iran.The museum's exhibition hall occupies 3,400 square meters (10,200 ft²) and its library contains 7,000 books.
Iranian carpets cover the entire range of types more comprehensively than those of any other country. For centuries village and city weaving in Iran has been of a commercial nature, though most of the country's nomadic and tribal rugs were unaffected by this. To undestand Iranian rugs it is best to consider them from the point of view of the weaver's lifestyle.
 

Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

Persian Carpet is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Iranian culture and art, dating back to the Bronze Age.It is one of the iconic identification of Iran through the world.Iranians have been weaving carpets for 2,500 years, and the Carpet Museum offers visitors over a hundred of the best examples from the 17th century onwards and several from as early as the year 500 BC. 
 

Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

The Persian carpet or Persian rug is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia. In 2008, Iran’s exports of hand-woven carpets was $420 million or 30% of the world's market. There is an estimated population of 1.2 million weavers in Iran producing carpets for domestic markets and international export. Iran exports carpets to more than 100 countries, as hand-woven rugs are one of its main non-oil export items. The country produces about five million square metres of carpets annually—80 percent of which are sold in international markets. In recent times Iranian carpets have come under fierce competition from other countries producing reproductions of the original Iranian designs as well as cheaper substitutes.
The designs of Persian carpets are copied by weavers from other countries as well. Iran is also the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, producing three quarters of the world's total output. Though in recent times, this ancient tradition has come under stiff competition from machine-made products. Iran is also the maker of the largest handmade carpet in history, measuring 60,546 square feet (5,624.9 square metres).
Persian carpets can be divided into three groups; Farsh / Qāli (sized anything greater than 6×4 feet), Qālicheh (meaning "small rug", sized 6×4 feet and smaller), and nomadic carpets known as Gelim (including Zilu, meaning "rough carpet"). In this use, Gelim includes both pile rugs and flat weaves (such as kilim and soumak).
 

Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

Carpet Museum Of Iran

 

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