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Silk Rug Exhibit in July

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Maragheh in East Azarbaijan Province will hold a handmade rugs and carpets fair in summer.

The 15th Maragheh Carpet Exhibition is set to open on July 6 and run for a week in the ancient city that is famous for its silk carpets.

Silk carpets are the second top job-creating sector after agricultural crops in Maragheh. They are the main focus of the upcoming carpet exhibition, according to, a local website on expos.

The exhibition has been organized to appreciate the exquisite art of Persian rugs and help promote the regional carpet industry.

It seeks to create an environment where producers of rugs and customers or end users directly meet each other.

Due to quality materials used in production, as well as the meticulous work that goes into its making, Maragheh rugs are known for their exquisiteness and elegance.

After the city of Qom, Maragheh is the second major Iranian city in production of silk rugs.

The venue of the expo is Sahand Permanent Fairground located on Derakhshi Highway.


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