Because labor and production costs have risen rapidly in Iran and the amount of weaving has declined, rugs from that country may be more costly than those of comparable quality from other rug producing areas. The political situation has also contributed to making Iranian rugs more difficult to obtain.
In October, 1987, the United States imposed trade sanctions against Iran, making import of Persian rugs into this country illegal. In March of 2000 the embargo was lifted, only to be reimposed by Obama in Sept 2010. This makes the Persian rugs in circulation here in the States more valuable as we cannot import any into the country. Despite the many problems besetting the country, Persian rugs continue to be much sought after and prized.
Come down to our showroom at Rug Ideas and we can show you our large selection of great rugs from Iran. From smaller 3 x 5 prayer rugs to large Palacial rugs, we have what you need when it comes to fine Persian rugs.
sourced from 'The Mystique of Oriental Rugs' by O.R.R.A