Your beautiful Persian carpet might be hanging on your wall or sitting snug underneath your coffee table, but have you ever thought of how much work goes into creating a carpet like that? It takes a lot of man hours to weave the carpet to perfection and to get all the detail right so that it can complement your house so perfectly. There has been a lot of praise on an international scale for the Persian carpet industry mainly because they support the economies of the countries where they originate from.
One of the most important aspects of the economic support that carpet weaving offers is that it creates jobs. Iran alone has over 700,000 carpet weavers who work full time. The number of people who are employed in the industry is very high and they encompass jobs that involve the weaving, the spinning, dyeing, repair, sales and exports. These are just some of the 20 related fields of activity in Persian carpet-making. The wonderful thing about it is that anyone can do it anywhere they are and most of the materials are supplied domestically.
It is also a very versatile and diverse profession. Carpets are made by different tribes such as the Lur, Baloch, and Turkmen. Each one delivers a different style and technique to the carpet weaving, producing extremely unique designs upon completion. All the provinces in major carpet-weaving countries have their own distinct style that they produce. Some of the more famous designs come from places like East Azerbaijan, Isfahan, Fars, Markazi, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, and South Khorasan.
Experts have noted that it is one of the industries where you can make the most profit with the least amount of investment. All that needs to done is a carpet loom has to be set up with about 50-100 million rails which cost $1300-$2600. The product that is deliver, however, is worth much more than this. The carpets are usually exported and the weavers take their own returns home based on the intricacy and the quality of the carpet weaving.