Golestan Carpet Cluster
Golestan handmade carpets, with a great history of several thousand years has a special role in the Persian art, culture and heritage. In different parts of Golestan province, various products are woven ranging from nomadic and tribal designs, Qashqai designs in Gonbad and Kolaleh and Nain Carpets, rugs and carpets Gabbeh in urban areas. Turkmen carpet as a trademark was registered in WIPO in 2014 and it has been an important step to preserve this ancient heritage.
There are more than 70,000 people are employed in this artistic industry. One of the most famous historical cities in Golestan is Gonbad-e Kavus because of its highest and magnificent brick tower called Mil-e Gonbad as well as the Turkmen Carpet Museum. Aq Qala’s feltmaking, carpet weaving and historic bridge built in Safavid period, Bandar-e Turkmen, Caspian Island (Ashuradeh) and Gomishan with coarse rug weaning, and straw matting are considered as some of the other outstanding attractions in the province.
Weaving from memory is the major feature of Turkmen carpets in which everyone can be enchanted because of the unique geometric designs. Turkmen carpet designs and motifs are geometric and the most common designs are snake flower, flower patch, and etc.
Turkmen carpets are everyone’s taste, however they do not belong to a particular social group or class. High quality carpets in different sizes can be spread in the palace floor or on the wall of a museum.