TEHRAN (FNA) Half of Iran’s hand-woven carpet exports are destined for the US, head of the National Center for Iranian Carpet said here on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters during a press conference, Morteza Faraji dismissed rumors about a US embargo on Iranian carpets, and said Iran’s exports to the US market still continued.
“This center, in collaboration with other governmental and private bodies involved in the carpet industry, is thinking of new strategies for continued export of carpets to the US market in case such sanctions are imposed (on Iran),” he added.
Meantime, he said that Iranian carpet has found its way to new markets in different parts of the world, including Latin America, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
Faraji also rejected speculations that world exports of Iran’s hand-woven carpet has decreased in recent years, reminding that the country is still controlling a 40% share of the world carpet market.