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."