The Carpet Museum of Iran exhibits a variety of Persian rugs from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present. Iran is known in the world for two distinguished things: poetry and carpet. Iranian carpets are one of the unique masterpieces created by Iranians since antiquity. Although they are known as Persian carpets, they have been made by various ethnic groups in Iran based on the same traditions and techniques.

Iran – Persia – and carpets are synonymous. Here you will see all the different styles from all different regions, from greater Persia – outside modern-day Iran as well. Good explanations of traditional methods and lifestyles. Magnificent works of art on display.

Peter K
Sydney, Australia | Tripadvisor

Where is Carpet Museum?

Carpet Museum is located on the north part of “Laleh Park” which is also known as the park of tulips. There is an outstanding white structure, a structure that since 1978 has contained such precious and exquisite valuables. This building is not only one of Iran’s best museums but is also one of the best in the world. The building itself has an intriguing and unique architecture which was designed by an Iranian architect who had studied abroad in Paris, France. The perforated structure around the museum’s exterior is designed both to resemble a carpet loom and to cast shade on the exterior walls, reducing the impact of the hot summer sun on the interior temperature.


Two Floors of Carpet Museum in Tehran

The first floor hall of carpet museum is devoted to permanent exhibition and the second one to temporary exhibitions of carpets or carpet-related subjects. Most often, the oldest pieces belong to Safavid period. There are also more recent ones. Some traditional and very rare designs and patterns are found among the carpets. Portrait, multi-panel, botteh, triangular citron and animal design carpets are among various designs found in the collection. Also, sometimes the so-called Polish carpets are on display. They are the carpets made in Iran, but known as made in Poland.


The above mentioned and all other famous pieces have been made at the main centers of carpet making like Kashan, Kerman, Esfehan, Tabriz, Khorasan, Kurdistan and so forth.

At the entrance to the main hall of the first floor, there are a map of the most well-known carpet making centers of Iran, a showcase of various weaving tools, a showcase of some dying natural material as well as dyed threads and a vertical carpet-weaving loom. From time to time, someone sits at the loom and visitors can see how a carpet is woven.


Other Facilities of Tehran Carpet Museum

There are some other facilities in the museum including a library with around 7000 books, which are available to researchers and enthusiast and a movie-house in which specialized films in the field of knotting carpet and designing kilim motifs can be watched. To preserve the carpet-related arts and techniques, the museum has different classes for teaching carpet making, designing, repairing and darning. (Rahman Mehraby)


Genuineness Of Iranian Dsigns

The Iranian carpets and carpets owe their centuries-old worldwide fame and incomparable excellence not only to their genuine and unique designs and patterns, but also to the long history of the carpet path, which was an important factor in improving and promoting Iranian weavers and craftsmen Your techniques and designs.
The Persian carpets symbolize the wide range of designs, color and variety of Iranian hand-woven carpets, which correspond to the hand-woven carpets that correspond to the taste of an art lover.
The Iranian carpets have retained their original identification in terms of design and patterns, although in recent centuries, there have been new improvements with regard to type of weaving and introducing new techniques such as embossed or relief weaving.


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