Hand-woven Persian carpets to be sold online

Referring to the rapid and unprecedented escalation in unemployment rate of many carpet weavers during the coronavirus pandemic, the general director of Iran’s national union for handmade carpet weavers’ cooperatives said "By launching a comprehensive online system for handmade carpets, it is possible to sell them through internet while providing educational and insurance services as well as required licenses.

"Currently, more than two million carpet weavers are involved in this sector and about seven million people gain their livelihood by carpet weaving, but unfortunately due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, many of carpet weaving complexes and Carpet suppliers have been suspended causing severe blow to the industry," Abdollah Bahrami said.

The general director of Iran’s national union for handmade carpet weavers cooperatives pointed to the sharp decline in carpet exports last year and continued, "While we witnessed 1.5 billion dollar worth of handmade carpet export over the last 2 decades, unfortunately for some reasons such as imposed sanctions, curtailed financial and political exchanges, terminating the contract of weavers' insurance, rising cost of resources and weak presence in target markets, the export rate of this strategic commodity have been declined and fallen sharply in recent years."

Due to the stagnation in Iran's carpet industry, the decline in exports, dwindling activities of carpet weavers in the wake of the Coronavirus, Iran’s national union for handmade carpet weavers cooperatives has launched the comprehensive online system providing educational and insurance services as well as required licenses.

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