The best known Iranian cultural export, the Persian carpet, is far more than just a floor covering to an Iranian. A Persian carpet is a display of wealth, an investment and integral part of religious and cultural festivals and used in everyday life, e.g., as a prayer mat.
Persian carpets have a history of more than 2500 years. This art form carries a sense of tradition from a country which has a very rich and powerful history. The skill and thought dedicated to each Persian carpet adds unique character to each piece. The greatest pirod of Persian art and especially rug weaving was during reign of the Safavid Dynasty (1502-1722) mainly, during the rule of shah Tahmasp (1524-76) and Shah Abbass Shah Abass(1588-1629). him self was a skillful weaver