July 27, 2015 (Persian calendar 1394/5/5)
Persian rug (فرش ايران)
A Persian carpet (Middle Persian: bōb, فرش farsh, meaning “to spread”; sometimes قالی qālī) is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety of utilitarian and symbolic purpose, produced in Iran and surrounding areas which once belonged to the Persian Empire, for home use, local sale, and export. Carpet weaving is an essential part of Persian culture and art. Within the group of Islamic carpets produced by the countries of the so-called “rug belt”, the Persian carpet stands out by the variety and elaborateness of its manifold designs.
In 2010, the “traditional skills of carpet weaving” in Fārs فارس and Kashan كاشان were inscribed to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.