Iran earmarks $1million for promoting Persian rugs in Europe
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.9 / Trend F.Milad/
About $1 has been allocated to the Iranian embassy in Germany to promote hand-made Iranian carpets across Europe, Managing Director of Iran Carpet Company Mohammad-Reza Abed said, the Pana news agency reported on Wednesday.
First, the accredited advertising institutes will promote the Persian rugs in the German-speaking countries, he said.
Head of Iran's National Carpet Center Feysal Merdasi has predicted that Iran's carpet exports in the current Iranian calendar year (to end on March 20, 2012) will increase by 12 percent compared to the last year.
Iran exported $556 million worth of handmade carpets in the previous calendar year, up 12 percent year on year. The amount showed some 4-percent increase in terms of weight in comparison to its preceding year.
The United Arab Emirates and Germany were the main destinations for Persian carpets.
Japan, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, and Lebanon also were among major importers of the Iranian carpets.