The Carpet Museum is one of the most famous Iranian museums where a variety of exquisite carpets, kilims, and rugs from different parts of the country are on display. The museum was established in 1977 by Queen Farah in one of the royal gardens so as to make it a research center on carpets especially Persian carpets.
Abdul Aziz Farmanfarmaeian designed the building of the museum using the latest technology of the time. In fact, one of the highlights of the Carpet Museum lies in its exterior design that resembles a carpet loom, presenting a mixed architecture of classic style belonging to the 1970s and carpet inspired features. The museum is located in the north-west corner of Laleh Park and Contemporary Museum of Art.
The interior space of the museum has an area of around 3,400 m2 on two floors. The first floor displays a permanent exhibition of those carpets bought by the museum, while the second floor is devoted to a temporary exhibition of handicrafts and private owners’ collections.
The museum has a treasury consists of carpets with a variety of designs, colors, and textures, belonging to Kerman, Tabriz, Isfahan, and Kurdistan provinces. The oldest carpet of this museum dates back to the 15th century.