Afghan carpets shine at international exhibition

At the annual Tibetan Carpets International Exhibition, two Afghan carpet companies (Qadir Rauf Ltd & В Kazimi Allahdad Ltd) were awarded for achieving excellence in design and quality. A third company (Baig Brothers) was declared the best participant in the exhibition.

The event was held from August 6th to 11th in Tibet City, China. According to Afghan officials, around 150 countries had participated in the event. Fifteen companies participated just from Afghanistan. The event which is considered the only international handmade carpet exhibition in China, brings together carpet makers from different countries under one roof.

Afghan officials announced that that the Afghan companies managed to secure exporting contracts with foreign companies during the exhibition amounting to US $1 million. Najila Habibyar, the head of Afghanistan’s Export Promotion Agency told the Afghan media that the export of Afghan rugs and carpets to global markets including the United States, Germany and China has increased by 21 percent recently. This number is expected to grow further as the Afghan carpet and rug industry grows.

September 17, 2014 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Cultural Heritage

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