Persian Rugs are an essential part of the Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia (currently known as Iran).
- Iran produces several million square meters of carpets annually—about 80% percent of which are sold in international markets.
- Iran is the world’s largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, producing three quarters of the world’s total output.
- Iran is also the maker of the largest handmade carpet in history, measuring 60,546 square feet (5,624.9 square meters).