The Carpet Museum is one of the museums in the province of Tehran. The museum is located on the north side of Laleh Park in Tehran. The building of museum has an area of 3400 square meters and the decoration of its exterior design resembles a carpet loom.
The architect of this museum is architect Abdol-Aziz Mirza Farmanfarmaian. The building has two halls and is used to display handmade rugs and Kilim.
The ground floor of the museum is intended for the permanent display of 150 pieces of carpets, and its second floor is intended for the seasonal and casual exhibitions. The ground floor of the museum is intended for the permanent display of 150 pieces of carpet and its second floor for the holding of casual and seasonal exhibitions.
The Carpet Museum of Iran has the most valuable Iranian carpet from the 9th century to the contemporary era, and it is considered a rich source of research for researchers and art lovers. Usually about 135 pieces of Iranian carpet masterpieces are displayed in the hall of ground floor, which are collected from the important centers of carpet weavers such as Kashan,Kerman, Isfahan, Tabriz, Khorasan, Kurdistan and others regions.
In addition, the precious pictorial carpet and rugs of Tabriz are displayed in this exhibition which attract the attention of every visitor. In this exhibition, there are samples of the pictorial carpet such as the Baysonghor Shahnameh, which depicts several features of literature, mythology, religion, culture and art of Iran.
In the library of this museum, there are about 3,500 books in Farsi, Arabic, French, English, and German, which are available to art lovers and researchers. Research on the history, developments and historical quality of art and carpet industry, especially in Iran, the collection and purchase of samples of Persian handmade carpets, and running the temporary exhibitions of Persian carpets and the other parts of the world, are the goals of the museum.