The Carpet Museum

Places to see in Tehran, Iran

The Carpet Museum of Iran is situated north of the Museum of Contemporary Art and beside Laleh Park of Tehran. It was founded in 1976 and exhibits a wide variety of carpets dating back to the 16th century to the present day. They are brought from all over Iran.

The exhibition occupies over 3.400 sq.m. territory and the library contains 7.000 books.

The idea of the museum belongs to the Queen Farah Diba Pahlavi.

It is a wonderful place to see a splendid collection of regional patterns and styles of Iran. Here you can also glance at a few unique carpets like the Tree of Life with Kings and Notables. You should be aware that the permanent collection is downstairs, and the temporary exhibitions are upstairs.

The museum mixes the style of 70s with carpet-inspired function. The exterior resembles threads on a loom cooling down the building meanwhile casting shadows on the walls.

The village and city weaving had a commercial nature in Iran, although the majority of the nomadic and tribal rugs stayed unaffected by this. In case you would like to understand the essence of Iranian rugs you had better consider them from the viewpoint of the weaver’s lifestyle.

Tehran Province, Tehran, Dr Fatemi St, Iran