Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kateb & Veysian visit Pakistan Carpets Exhibition


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Iran National Carpet Center representatives attended Pakistan Hand knotted Carpet Exhibition which was held in Karachi last week.

Engineer Mahdi Kateb( Coordination and Supervision on Production Manager) and Engineer Seyyed Mohammad Veysian( The Director for Raw Materials and Dyeing Research of Research and Training Management) and closely probed the exhibition.
Pakistan Hand knotted Carpets Exhibition 2007 was held in a surface about 3000m2 with nearly 50 stalls at the hall no.6 of Karachi Expo Center.
This exhibition was inaugurated on behalf of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry with participation of Pakistani manufacturers and carpet importers to other countries. "The exports of Pakistani carpets have remained stagnant for many years and are swaying around $230-250 million. This is due to the fact that only traditional markets have been tapped while there is a need to bring about a paradigm shift in the marketing, manufacturing and presentation of hand-knotted carpets from Pakistan." Said the president of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The KCCI chief, Majyd Aziz, further added that carpet exports are less than 1.5 percent of the total exports of Pakistan, even though this industry provides livelihood to whole families rather than just individuals. He also called for setting up a state-of-the-art equipped carpet city to cater to large orders.
It is noteworthy that Pakistan makes an effort to appear as a strong rival of Persian Handmade Carpets by boosting the quality of its carpets and making a variety of designs resembling the quality and variety of Persian carpets.

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Public Relations of INCC


Iranian carpets Huge Success at Kuwaiti Carpet Exhibition

Iranian carpets attracts huge footfalls
November 08, 2008 (Kuwait)

The Fourth International Kuwaiti Carpet Exhibition titled 'Kuwait Antique and Carpet' was inaugurated on November 6, by Ali Jannati, Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait, at the Kuwait International Fairs Ground.

During the opening ceremony, many officials from Kuwaiti Commerce Ministry were present.

Along with 36 Iranian carpet companies, 14 enterprises from other countries like Morocco, Yemen and India are also showcasing their excellent craftsmanship here in the expo.

Rashid Al-Sayed Yousef Al-Tabatabaei, Deputy Commerce Minister, while addressing the people present during the event said that Persian carpet hold a special position in the hearts of art lovers because of its elegance, excellent quality, design and beautiful amalgamation of colour.

While talking to reporters Ali Jannati, said that last year, bi-lateral trade between Iran and Kuwait stood at US $750 million; of which around $500 million accounted for Iran's exports to the country.

Iranian pavilions have occupied most part of the exhibition. Experts are expecting that this year, with the kind of footfalls these stalls are being able to attract, sale will be quite high. The event will run till November 15.