Carpet Museum

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The Carpet Museum of Iran exposes a variety of Persian carpets from all over Iran, dating from the 16th century to the present. Located on the north part of “Laleh Park” which is also known as the park of tulips. There is an outstanding white structure, a structure that since 1978 has contained such precious and exquisite valuables. This building is not only one of Iran’s best museums but is also one of the best in the world. The building itself has an intriguing and unique architecture which was designed by an Iranian architect who had studied abroad in Paris, France.
The museum’s library contains 7,000 books. Each carpet has a piece of printer paper alongside it giving just the bare facts about it (region, weaver, materials, and date). There is no explanatory or interpretative signage to help one appreciate the influences, styles, or techniques.
The museum was designed by architect Abdol-Aziz Mirza Farmanfarmaian. The perforated structure around the museum’s exterior is designed both to resemble a carpet loom, and to cast shade on the exterior walls, decreasing the impact of the hot summer sun on the interior temperature.

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