Fars

Fars Carpet Cluster

Shiraz located in Fars province is one of the most popular cities in Iran. Fars Province has the highest proportion of nomads in Iran which is famous for high quality tribal carpet weavings. Carpet weaving is the most gorgeous handicraft among the nomads in Fars province.

Fars carpets can be called as the mother of Persian carpet. The carved stone rug on the western part of the Throne Hall of Persepolis discovered by an Italian archaeologist, Giuseppe Tilia, and its similarity to the Pazyryk carpet show the carpet weaving and its glorification in that ancient time.

Some features of Fars handwoven pieces like dense texture, weaving the design and motif from memory, traditional or natural dyeing, and local high quality wool, make them outstanding and popular not only in Iran but also across the world. Moreover, traditionally, all carpets in southwest of Iran are well known to “Shiraz Carpet”.

Some pieces of the most beautiful Fars handwovens can be found in several museums including the Carpet Museum of Iran, Fars Carpet Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, De young Museum in San Francisco, Budapest Museum in Hungary, Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, Egypt, and in many private collections in the world.

Carpet weaving is the most common arts among girls and women in rural and tribal areas. Their handwovens are mostly used personally which have high artistic value. The women are trained and become highly skilled in weaving and dyeing by their own family. They reflect the prospective of their lives in the carpet designs.

Based on these advantages and by more than 50 thousand weavers, Fars Carpet Cluster development project has been launched in 2015 in Shiraz with the aim of creating new global markets as well as promoting carpet tourism.

Category: Carpet, Gabbeh, rugs with animal’s designs, kilim, coarse rug, and etc.