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Managing Director of Iran’s Carpet Cooperation Jalaladin Bassam:Annual carpet weaving in Iran tops 5m sq.m

Managing Director of Iran’s Carpet Cooperation Jalaladin Bassam:Annual carpet weaving in Iran tops 5m sq.m
Annual carpet weaving in Iran tops 5m sq.m
BOJNOURD, May 24 (MNA) – Annually over 5.3 million square meters of hand made carpets are weaved in Iran, Managing Director of Iran’s Carpet Cooperation Jalaladin Bassam said here on Saturday.

“Over 3.1 million square meters of these hand made carpets are exported and 2.2 million square meters are sold within the country,” he added among reporters at the sideline of the First Hand Made Carpet Fair held in Northern Khorasan, IRNA reported.

Bassam also stated that currently there were 1.1 million carpet weavers in the country.

Elsewhere he referred to a rise in domestic purchase of carpets.

“The amount of hand made carpets purchased within the country has doubled compared to the previous year (March 2007 to March 2008),” this official explained.

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