... IRANIAN CARPET INDUSTRY: IS THE IRANIAN CARPET INDUSTRY UNDER THREAT FROM COMPETITORS s
"Hand made carpets are Iran's second largest export, after oil, and some eight million Iranians earn their livelihood-totally or partially-in the carpet industry (Eiland, 1998). Therefore, a large part of Iran's economy and well being is dependent upon its carpet industry. Similarly, a large percentage of the carpets are exported to the continent of Europe. Therefore, any upheaval in the Iranian carpet industry will automatically result in a disturbance in the entire economy of the nation. And consequently, any turmoil (be it social, economic, political or other ...