Iran discloses number of carpets woven in West Azerbaijan province

Business Materials 19 May 2019 13:56 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

More than 290,000 square meters of carpets are woven annually by hands in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province and are sold to the local and foreign markets, Head of the Industry, Mine and Trade Organization of the West Azerbaijan province Mohammad Dehqan said.

Some 224 carpet weaving workshops are operating in the West Azerbaijan province, Dehqan added, Trend reports referring to the Industry, Mine and Trade Organization’s website.

He added that 72,000 people were employed in these workshops.

Dehqan stressed that many foreign tourists visiting Iran are greatly interested in buying these carpets.

He said that the Industry, Mine and Trade Organization intends to organize special carpet exhibitions, participate in local and foreign exhibitions, as well as sell handmade carpets on credit this Iranian year (started March 21, 2019).