Tribal Carpet Festival in Tehran
7 October 2005, Khosrow Sobhe reports:
The First Tribal Carpet Festival was held in Tehran 28 September to 4
October. In this festival, many aspects of the tribal rugs were exhibited.
There were many round tables in which the experts exchanged ideas on how
we can preserve the culture of rug making in the tribes. Many weavers
exhibited the art of tribal carpet weaving on their horizontal looms.
According to IranMania the director of the National Carpet Center,
Morteza Faraji referred to the positive impact of such exhibits and said
that the carpet industry should be viewed from various perspectives
including safeguarding cultural heritage, economy, job generating and
preventing migration to cities.