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Persian Rug Sector Takes a Hit After US Reinstates Sanctions

Persian Rug Sector Takes a Hit After US Reinstates Sanctions Persian Rug Sector Takes a Hit After US Reinstates Sanctions

Tehran sold $126 million worth of Persian rugs to the American market last year, but the new US sanctions on Iran have targeted the hand-woven carpets.
But the beautiful rugs are more than just a commodity; they are recognized around the world as a form of art and are part of Iran’s cultural identity.
Weavers say the sanctions are not just an attempt to block an important revenue stream, but also an attack on Iranian culture, Al Jazeera reported.
In Iran, there is a saying: “Carpet weavers sacrifice their eyes for people’s feet.”

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