Sanctions pull rug from under Persian carpet trade

May 5, 2012 by
Filed under: Modern Rugs 


Sanctions pull rug from under Persian carpet trade
US TIGHTENS SANCTIONS The rise of cheap competition from China has taken its toll on the Hamburg-based rug trade, as has the modern taste for simple floor coverings from Ikea in place of handcrafted pieces from Isfahan. Washington has banned Persian …
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