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Carpet Museum

Carpet musuem exposes many specific works of Persian carpets and kilims to the eyes of those interested in the carpet art.
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Introduction to the Carpet Museum

Persian carpet has always been one of the most original arts of Persian artists and has always been considered by many people. The Persian Carpet Museum is one of the most well-known and top Iranian museums in Tehran, which has exposed many specific works of Persian carpets and kilims to the eyes of those interested in the art. The Carpet Museum is located in an eye-catching building that looks like a carpet.


History of the Carpet Museum

The Persian Carpet Museum was built by order of Farah Pahlavi and is full of exquisite and historical carpets that are the work of famous artists. The purpose of the Persian Carpet Museum is to display a variety of hand-woven rugs that show unreasonable and glorious Persian art.

The Carpet Museum includes the most valuable Persian carpets and rugs from the 15th century A.D to the contemporary period, which is a significant and rich source of study for researchers. About 135 boards of masterpieces of important carpet weaving centres such as Kashan, Tabriz, Isfahan, Khorasan, Kurdistan, and Kerman are gathered in the museum, which shows corners of the rich literature, myth, religion, culture, and part of Iran. The museum is one of the best places where history and art can be seen together.



The architecture of the Carpet Museum

The museum is built on a land area of 3400 square meters. Abdol Aziz Farmanfarmaian is one of the designers of the museum who has made the exterior of it look like a carpet. The most important feature of the building is the existence of Persian origin. Also, the design and architecture of the museum building are appropriate to its theme.

The carpet museum has two halls, in the upper part of which seasonal exhibitions are held, and the ground floor hall is used for the permanent display of carpets. In addition to that, there are two library floors in the museum. It holds about 3,500 books in various languages such as Persian, Arabic, French, English, and German and thousands of titles of articles, also provides valuable information to researchers and those interested in the field.

There are also the best books and publications related to the Persian carpets and the eastern rugs in the museum library. In addition to the library, the museum bookstore is also open. The remarkable thing about the museum is that for visitors, films, and slides on carpet weaving, kilims and handicrafts are displayed in the museum hall, which is very attractive.

Another feature of the museum is the valuable Persian hand-woven rug, the work of Kashan carpet weavers, at 220 cm, known as the Mirza Kuchak Khan Jangali rug. The exact date of weaving of the carpet is not known, but according to experts, it seems to have been woven in the late Qajar period.

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