Head of Iran’s National Carpet Center Hamid Karegar said on Monday that Iran exports hand-woven carpets to 80 countries.
Karegar told IRNA on the sidelines of the carpet exhibition in Bushehr that two-thirds of woven-carpets in the country are being exported.
He said that 4,000 tons of hand-woven carpets worth more than 230 million dollars have been exported in the past 10 years.
He predicted that hand-woven carpet export will enjoy a boom in the next Iranian year by reopening of the US market due to lifting the sanctions.
In spite of reduction in export due to the sanctions, Iran still has the highest ranking in hand-woven carpet trade among rivals from China, Pakistan, India and Turkey.
He said currently around one million persons are weaving different types of carpets in Iran.