Sunday, June 9, 2013

Persian Carpet Industry Is Not Bankrupt

Some people are trying to give this impression that Persian handmade carpet industry is bankrupt. Perhaps those who are copying Persian designs in India or Pakistan and try to hijack the market with cheap and low-quality machine-made carpets. But recent auction in New York proved once again proved that Persian carpet is unique in the world:
A 17th-century carpet from Persia was soled for more than 33 million dollars. (AP/CBS link).
It is a new record for the most expensive carpet in the world. The previous record was also belong to a Persian carpet.
According to BBC World Service: "William Clark, an industrialist and US senator from Montana, had bequeathed the carpet and other items to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1926."


  1. I'm no expert in this area, but this purchase does not prove that the whole industry is alive. it only proves that HISTORICALLY persian rugs have been luxurious commodities, but for whatever reason those rugs have been lagged behind in conventional handicraft markets all over the world. recent economic turndowns in Tehran made some of us believe that there will be a new wave of persian rugs in European markets due to the weakened currency, but so far we have not seen that much.

  2. persian carpe like german car refering quality

  3. فرش ایرانی امروز با فرش دیروز فرق داره.با تقلب و کلک نمیشه آبروی فرش ایرانی رو حفظ کرد. محصولات صنایع دستی ایران بی کیفیت و بی ارزش شده اند.فرش ایرانی هم استسنا نیست دندان گردی و پولپرستی و غرور بیجا آبروی ایران و صنایع دستی ایران رو برده.