Iran’s export volume of handwoven carpets at over 80%

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – About 400 tons of handwoven carpets is produced in the country annually and more than eighty percent of which is exported into other countries.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omid Entrepreneurship Fund Ali Rabiei made the above remark in Handwoven Carpet Tutorial Workshop and Carpet Industry Conference, held in Chabahar, and said, “handwoven carpet in Iran enjoys satisfactory status and various walks of life including rural women as breadwinners, relief seekers of State Welfare Organization (SWO) and Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation (IKRF) are considered as chief carpet weavers.”

Once carpet industry of the country is paid more attention, giant steps will be taken in underprivileged and disadvantaged regions of the country including villages, he opined.

He went on to say that handwoven carpet can introduce Iran’s exquisite art to the world.

Familiarity with carpet industry, marketing and selling this product in various areas of the country have been cited as the main aim behind organizing this Conference, he said and called on all responsible officials and investors of private sector to take effects steps in line with implementation of job-generating projects in the country.

Head of Iran National Carpet Center Fereshteh Dastpak was the next speaker in this Conference who pointed to Chabahar as a suitable hub for importing carpet raw materials into the country and this center can play a leading role in materializing most economic objectives of this industry.

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