Carpet Trade

Shop at Arab Street in Singapore selling Persian carpets from Iran

Mother-and-daughter team from Iran bringing the carpet trade to Singapore.

Iran is known for its exquisite Persian carpets which constituted about 13% of its total exports in 2012, of which the largest share went to Germany (29%) and the next biggest share went to Japan.

If you have a curiosity for the flow of commodities around the world, you might love this visualization tool! https://atlas.media.mit.edu


Shopkeeper Stories is a photo-documentary of small business owners and their trades around the world, sharing their views on business and life. This project includes shopkeepers, business owners, and startup founders in Singapore, Baltimore, and more.


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