Sunday, May 25, 2008

East Azarbaijan Carpet Exports at $200m

E. Azarbaijan Carpet
Exports at $200m

East Azarbaijan province exported $200 million worth of carpets in the Iranian year to March 19, the provincial Commerce Department announced on Monday.
Director of the Commerce Department Sadeq Najafi said that handwoven Persian carpets were exported to the United States, Japan, the Persian Gulf states, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and a number of European countries, IRNA reported.
Holding Specialized Persian Carpet Exhibition in Denmark and studying the problems of carpet weavers were some of the measures taken by the department to upgrade the quality of handwoven Persian carpets, Najafi said.
There are almost 300,000 people in East Azarbaijan, northwest Iran, involved in weaving high quality Persian carpets and rugs.