Press TV, Tehran
Tehran is hosting the 28th Handmade Carpet Exhibition, showcasing a wide range of products from Iran's carpet industry.
The exhibition, which opened on Sunday, is being held at Tehran's International Fairgrounds. Hundreds of Iranian carpet weaving units are taking part in the event putting their latest products on display.
According to official figures, carpet industry has a significant share in the country's non-oil exports. Iranian handmade carpets are well-known worldwide for their delicate designs and good quality. The event is aimed at promoting handmade carpets in the world and paving the way for further exports carpets in global markets.
The annual event attracts about 100,000 visitors including traders and researchers from Iran and the world. Latest statistics show that handwoven carpets worth some 500 million dollars were exported in the last fiscal year.
The 28th edition of Iran carpet exhibition will wrap up on Saturday, August 31.