Some $840,000 worth of hand-woven Iranian carpets exported from Mashad

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An Iranian official said on Sunday that some $840,000 worth of hand-woven Iranian carpets were exported from this northeastern province since the start of current Iranian calendar year, started March 21, 2015.

Head of Mashad Hand-Woven Carpets Union Hadi Makhmali expressed hope that the ground could be properly paved for exporting more carpets in the future.

Pointing to the removal of sanctions against Iran, he said some measures are underway for facilitating the process of exporting carpets abroad.

Meanwhile, the first consignment of Iranian carpets has found its way into the US market in Los Angeles after Iran and the P5+1 group of countries started implementation of their nuclear agreement.

According to a report published by the Los Angeles Times on Friday, the consignment was discharged from US Customs last week putting an end to years of waiting by carpet dealers in the United States to get their hands on Iranian masterpieces.

According to the dealer, the rugs are being sold for between USD 10,000 for a smaller rug and USD 100,000 for a fine, large one.

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