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Weaving of carpets and rugs has been the oldest handicrafts of Iranians. This art has been exported to many countries of the world over the centuries. Iranian carpets are considered fashionable goods and decorate the halls of palaces and mansions of Ferangians. All the stages and walls of the palaces were covered with Persian carpets.

The design of the carpets at that time was similar to the ceramics that decorated the walls. The architecture of Iranian palaces was like the sky and inside it with paintings that showed the spiritual beliefs of that era. These paintings showed religious stories with their images, and the artists then divided these images on a large number of ceramics. And then these ceramics were attached to the roofs of the palace. The floor was covered with carpet, which was inspired by the design and style of those ceramics. This art of carpet weaving remained among other ancient arts. This art continued in different places of Iran and also the interest of Europeans who were fascinated by these Iranian carpets helped preserve this art.

Beautiful images of centuries are hidden in these carpets. In each one, thousands of nodes and the sum of these nodes form the images. As much as the number of these nodes is increased, the images will move towards perfection.

Iran is a land with a history of thousands of years. Iran's civilization consists of various cultures. And each one has its own art and traditions. The style of each ethnic group is different from the other, and over the centuries, design elements and signs have been formed in a complex manner. The design of the carpet indicates the historical events of that era. Each carpet tells the story of its weaver and shows the culture of that era. Normally, the dimensions of the carpet were according to the needs of the market. Also, a number of smaller workshops were weaving carpets for European markets.

Tabriz, the center of Azerbaijan, is famous for carpet weaving. From there, there was a way to export carpets to Russia and Europe. The importance of this city in terms of its market was maintained over the centuries.

Most European traders who brought ceramics and other goods to Iran instead exported Iranian carpets. It was in the 19th century that Iranian carpets were introduced to the North American market by these merchants, and after that American merchants exported Iranian carpets. According to historical signs, Iranian carpets were exported to European markets in the 14th century. In the last century, about 2,500 carpet weavers were engaged in making custom carpets for foreign businessmen in Iran's workshops, however, still in many cities of Iran, family members are busy weaving carpets in people's homes and convey its message to subsequent artists. The texture style is different in every city. Meanwhile, Tabriz has maintained its special position due to its high quality.

AliNasab family in Tabriz and Azerbaijan has earned its special position as skilled and experienced artists.