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Carpet Museum (Tehran)

Ever wondered why Persian Carpet is famous in the worldwide or why it’s said that it has the best quality among carpets? Well, it should have something to do with its history and origin. The best place to learn about Persian Carpet and its fascinating history is Carpet Museum of Iran. In this interesting museum, you will see loads of different types of Persian Carpets. Look at the pattern, each one is telling you its very own unique story in shape of knots, treads, and colors.

 

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Carpet Museum of Iran history:

The Carpet Museum of Iran exhibits a variety of Persian carpets from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present. The museum was build by order of the last Queen of Iran, Farah Diba Pahlavi, designed by architect Abdol-Aziz Mirza Farmanfarmaian. It’s a combination of art, history, and the nice colors all together.

Carpet Museum of Iran architecture:

The first thing you have to notice is the museum building itself. If you look closely, you can see that this building looks like a giant carpet-weaving loom! He also designed the building in a way that the pillars will cast shadows on the building so that the hot temperature during summer used to get reduced this way. The museum has two main halls, one for displaying over 150 types of Persian carpets and one for different temporary and seasonal exhibitions.

 

Carpet Museum of Iran architecture:

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Some other facilities available in museum include a library with around 7000 books (look like Niavaran Palace library), which are available to researchers and enthusiast and a movie-house in which specialized films in the field of knotting carpet and designing kilim motifs can be watched. To preserve the carpet-related arts and techniques, the museum has different classes for teaching carpet making, designing, repairing and darning.

 

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