Carpet Museum of Iran – Tehran

Carpet Museum of Iran – Tehran

Carpet Museum is one of the museums in Tehran. This museum was built to the order of Farah Pahlavi and opened on 22nd of Bahman 1356.

The building of the museum has an interesting architecture. Its exterior design is in the form of a carpet loom and the building is 3400 square meters which is comprised of two halls to represent Iranian hand-woven rugs and carpets. The ground floor of the museum is considered to represent 150 carpets and the second floor is designed to hold case and seasonal exhibitions.

The purpose of forming this museum can be considered a research in backgrounds, education and historical quality of carpet art and industry, especially Iranian carpets. The museum contains other products such as rugs as well. Designer of this museum was Abdolaziz Farmanfarmanian.

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