Zanjan Carpet Cluster
The art of carpet industry has a particular historical and artistic position in all parts of Zanjan province. With more than 63 thousand weavers, Zanjan produces more than 160 thousand square meters of wool and silk carpets every year.
There are 107 units in Zanjan 47 of which are cooperative and it has also more than 22 thousand looms. The product diversity in Zanjan is incomparable so that the silk and wool carpets are produced in various sizes and designs.
Silk carpets are woven in all sizes everywhere but the silk weavers in Zanjan have capability to produce 12 meters, 24 meters, 40 meters, 48 meters and 100 meters carpets too. Moreover, the common wool carpets are produced in all sizes (mat, cushion, zar o charak (mat), zar o nim (1 * 1.5 meter), rugs, and etc.). In this area, the main designs are available under the brands of Bidgineh, Afshar, Huppa, Qoltuq, and so on.
It is good to know that $ 12 million carpets of Zanjan are exported by the Tehran and Qom annually. In Zanjan, there are some factors such as production diversity, the integrated workshops, holding regular and specialized exhibitions to increase order taking.