This year, after the nuclear deal was completed, the United States lifted six years of sanctions on carpets. But even with that, the Persian carpet is in a critical state as fewer and fewer people buy them.
His message was not what officials of the Iran National Carpet Center had in mind when they organized a tour for a group of foreign journalists last weekend.
Still, none of them could really argue with Mr. One thing is for sure: The process starts with around 1. Women take over from there, making thread from the wool by hand, twisting it with their fingers.
The finished thread is bundled and then dyed, using natural ingredients like pomegranate peels for deep red or wine leaves for green. After days of boiling on a wooden fire, the threads are dried by the cool winds that blow in from the north each afternoon. Only then does the weaving start.
Weavers, almost all of them women, spend several months to a year bent over a horizontally placed loom, stringing and knotting thousands of threads. Some follow established patterns, some create their own. When the carpet is finally done, it is cut, washed and put out in the sun to dry.
Zollanvari, the carpet dealer. And what does it cost? Zollanvari, who speaks fluent English, stood alongside two other carpet dealers, Habib Bayat and Mohammed Ali Dideroushan, both of whom are United States green card holders and self-declared carpet lovers.
The sanctions were really painful, Mr. Dideroushan said, and to him, at least, inexplicable. Workers coloring wool in large cooking pots.
Only natural ingredients like herbs, pomegranate peels and wine leaves are used for coloring. The worrisome part, Mr. Not only that, but Persian carpets have fallen out of favor even in Iran, with many middle-class Iranians preferring cheap plastic laminate floor covers.
Those who still like carpets often go for cheaper Chinese and Indian knockoffs. The century-old bazaar was filled with carpet shops, but there were no buyers. Even the original producers of carpets, the nomads, are becoming harder to find. A rug is a piece of décor which can change the entire essence of a room. It can make a house feel more homely but it can also add a sense of expense. Our modern collection is fantastic for households with a contemporary style. They are stand out pieces which can be viewed as art.
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