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Persian Rug Show, Tehran 2006
The 15th Persian carpet Grand Exhibition will be held in Tehran Permanent
Exhibition Ground from Aug. 23rd to 29th, 2006. More than 450 exhibitors from all
over Iran will put their latest produced rugs and kilims on display.

Persian rugs of different styles, village, tribal, city workshops, old and antique will be
presented to the rug lovers who gather in Tehran from around the world. This will be
a unique opportunity for those who want to buy Persian rugs first hand and save.
You can also get to know the Persian carpet making process by attending many free
natural dyeing, and weaving workshops and scholarly forums during this one-week
one of a kind event.

Many types of handicrafts related to handmade carpets will be displayed in the 15th
Persian Carpet Grand Exhibition and various cultural programs will represent
different regions of Iran. Also there will be conducted tours to visit the workshops
where the
largest carpet in the world (6,000 Sq. meters, 66,000 Sq. feet) is being
woven.

For visa please fill out the application form
(
http://www.daftar.org/forms/visas/101.pdf) and fallow the instruction indicated on
the application or refer to
www.daftar.org for more details. For hotel, travel related
assistance, or more information, please contact:

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe
1655 South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Tel  310-770-9085
Fax 310-860-0462
info@persianrugshow.com
Persian Carpet Exhibition 15th Persian Carpet Expo Fair August 2006
Below, please find several links on the Americans who have been to Iran lately and
have posted stories on the Internet. Please call me any time if you need assistance
or more and specific information.

1-
http://iran-rowanstorm.blogspot.com

Rowan storm is an American lady who spent three months in Tehran and returned
to the US couple of weeks ago. She posted her stories from her trips to different
cities. She went to Iran all alone.

2-
www.oldcarpet.com

On the bottom of the home page, there is a link for a video from a 17-day trip to Iran
by 14 Americans who returned recently. Press the button to the left of the screen to
start the video.

3-
http://www.rugidea.com/persianrugshow

On the bottom of the page, you will read the story about the visit of Barry O'Connell,
a rug scholar who visited the carpet show in Tehran in 2005. Barry lives in
Washington D.C. and is going to Iran again in Aug. 2006.

4-
http://www.rugidea.com/RoadToPersia.html

This is a story from visiting Iran.

5-
www.lurieblum.com

Laurie is an American painter lady who has visited Iran several times. Last time she
was there, she spent several weeks in Shiraz painting there. She had a painting
exhibition there. You can read more about her trips on her website.