Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran

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Immerse yourself in the world of Persian carpets and rugs at Carpet Museum of Iran. As you approach, note the holed structure surrounding the building's exterior walls, meant to resemble a carpet loom. Designed by the last queen of Iran, the museum houses over 100 exhibition pieces, some dating back to the 16th century. Explore the various patterns and regional styles, and learn about the art of carpet-weaving. Look for the carpet depicting the tree of life. The museum also boasts a library with 7,000 books. For Carpet Museum of Iran and beyond, use our Tehran tour itinerary maker website to get the most from your Tehran vacation.
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  • I am a carpet collector, so I am very happy to be able to go to this place. In the past few years, I have never seen so many carpets across Iran. Since the place is very dark, you have to figure out how to move around in order to avoid getting lost in the history of the carpet. For me, coming here is a joy. But I think the museum can have a part to teach the visitors how to make sure the quality of the carpet.
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  • Worth seeing when they bring in new designs ; also, good for passing the time and then proceeding onto take a walk in Park Laleh .  more »
  • Beautiful carpet but dated Museum, under construction seems t - it. Many places closed, must also step over the pots of paint and other materials for renovations. A lot of missing carpet. All for the same price.
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  • Big variety of carpets up to 500 years old, with a great history explained by a guide provided by the museum. The work done on some of these carpets is mind blowing and unimaginable.
  • Facinating journey into all thing Persian carpets. Some world class examples of the artistry. The building architecture is a great example of post revolution brutalist design.
  • On the northern side of Laleh Park and Fatemi Street, Tehran has a white-painted building. The building that has been quiet and unobtrusive since the year 1978 of the treasure trove in the heart. And it's still alive. Perhaps you will not believe that this magnificent building is one of the most beautiful and most prestigious museums in the world. When you look at this beautiful building and look at its white appearance, from the carpet-shaped facade ornaments, you will fully understand what kind of treasure we are waiting for in the building. This 3400 square meter building consists of two halls, which are used to display a variety of handmade and gilt carpets. Ground floor hall is usually used to display 150 carpet rugs of Persian carpet and carpet masterpieces, commonly owned by important carpet weaving centers of Iran such as Kashan and Kerman, Isfahan and Tabriz, and the first floor hall is usually used for casual and seasonal exhibitions. The collection of Persian carpet museum is one of the most valuable carpet samples from nineteenth century to contemporary period and is considered as a rich source of research for researchers and art of friends. In the Carpet Museum, various types of flimsy and hand-woven carpets, according to their quality and their age, and considering the Iranian carpet features, are preserved in terms of staining, design, role, texture and variety of carpet weaving.
  • Very nice! Not only the carpet collection, but also the beautiful architecture.
  • Carpet museum is located at the east north corner of laleh park.

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