Persian carpets: Traditional weaving skills in Kashan and Fars

The Persian carpet is one of Iran's most famous handicrafts and its history dates back at least 2,500 years. There are many areas that produce these iconic carpets, such as Tabriz, Kerman, Mashhad, Isfahan, Nain, and Qom. But the weavers in Fars and Kashan are considered to be among the best. In 2010, the "traditional skills of carpet weaving" in Fars Province and Kashan were added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.