Persian Iranian Cultural Resources, Directories & Web Pages
Baghghali © - Persian/Iranian Grocery, Super Market, Food Mart,...
Farsi - Persian Language
FarsiEats © - Persian/Iranian Restaurants
Gorbeh Irani © - Persian Cat
Ghesseh - Traditional Persian Children Stories
Ghesseh-e Gorbeh © - Persian Cat Stories
Tea recipes, History of Tea, Tea Vendors,...
My Life According 2 Me © - Philosophy
Mashhad Image Gallery - Life in Mashhad, Iran's holy city
NoRooz - Persian New Year
- Vote for your favorite NoRooz tradition
People Groups in Iran
Persian Diaspora Census
Persian and Iranian Recipes
Persian Rug Gallery
Persian Rug FAQ ©
- ZahFaron, the most expensive spice in the world
- Iran Currency Exchange & Exchange rates
Shohar-Khaleh - Foreign Husbands of Iranian Women
Tambr - Persian Iranian Stamp Collection
Tasbih - Prayer Beads: Used for prayer, decision making and meditation
Toman - Persian Iranian Currency & Coins Collection
Travel To Iran - Tour guide, Travel agents & Guide books
ZanAmu - Foreign Wives of Iranian Men
Persian carpets are traditionally known for their tremendous variety in design, color, size, and weave.
Moreover, they are known for the uniqueness of each and every rug produced. Rugs are generally named after the
village, town or district where they are woven or collected, or by the weaving tribe in the case of nomadic pieces.
Each rug's particular pattern, palette, and weave are uniquely linked with the
indigenous culture, and weaving techniques are specific to an identifiable geographic area or nomadic tribe.
A Silk & Wool Persian Rug
Persian carpet exports began in the 16th century. Starting in the 1850s, American, English and German firms
established new factories in Mashed, Tabriz, Kerman, and Sultanabad (now Arak), thereby ensuring the art form's
continued development. Under Reza Shah Pahlavi, royal factories were established to utilize the finest materials
and methods of manufacture.