From 1820 to 1988, the five generations were very
successful in collecting masterpieces of Iranian
knot but they were faced with growing
shortage. It was in 1988 that Razi started a vast
research project to fathom into ancient and discontinued
methods and techniques of hand-knotting in Iran.
While searching, they also started to rejuvenate
hand-knotted rugs in Kelardasht and gradually
expanded the area to Ghashghai and other tribes
in Fars, and Chahar-Mahal. They eventually found
out that discovering and rejuvenating the traditional
methods of knotting will quench the world's cultural
thirst for Iranian hand-knotting. Their passion
led them to expand more and extend their activities
into other regions like Luristan, Kurdistan, Azarbayjan
In 1997, Taghi and his three sons succeeded in
their Renaissance process to establish the most
unique vegetable dyeing center to dye the wool
yarns in Shiraz, which has never been done anywhere
else in this world.
In 2001, Javad Miri after 15 years of retirement
passed away in Hamburg.
Three years after, Taghi Miri, after a six month
struggle with an illness passed away on the 25th October 2004. Nevertheless, he, once a receiver
of knowledge and experience from his father and
brother, could become a sun-like source to generously
transfer to his sons that which he had acquired.
What he bestowed upon his three sons, Razi, Sadegh
and Habib, was quite essential, a heritage built
and flourished by three generations, an invaluable
treasure filled with integrity, honesty, appreciation
for art, beauty, and most importantly the history
of a nation which was woven and tied into the
most majestic form known as “Knot”.
High quality has remained a priority even at heavy
costs. Using hand-spun wool and natural dyes are
components to maintain high quality as a "standard".
Since 1988, Taghi Miri's sons, Razi, Sadegh, and
Habib, the fifth generation of Miri's family have
focused their endeavor and activities on the creation
of varieties of excellent rugs. The fine quality
of these hand knotted craft art which are the
reminders of those antique and old masterworks
earned this family an honorable and prominent
position in the historical domain.
to see awards
The displaying of 5 examples of their recent creations
in Victoria and Albert Museum of London in 1977;
21 examples in the Carpet Museum of Iran; one
example in the United Nation in 1998, and finally
an introductory exhibition of a portion of Miri's
(antique& old carpets) private collection
along with a number of their recent Miri Creations
at Shoto Museum of Art in Tokyo, Okayama Orient Museum and Ichinomyia City Museum are amongst many which reveal the uniqueness and the excellence of Miri's work.
It needs to be mentioned that the first award
of Carpet Oscar, organized by Adil Besim KG of
Vienna, nominating the best contemporary hand
knotted craft art of the world, should be presented
to Sherkat Saderat Ghali and the Miri's family
as the best of all in the creation of beauty and
It is collectively believed that their move has
created a Renaissance, particularly in knotting
which is a continuation of the Renaissance of
It is worthy of significance to mention that it
was during a waning and dwindling period of the
Iranian knotting art that the Miri Renaissance
was given birth. The new breath of this Renaissance
animated, vivified, galvanized, invigorated and
revitalized the dying art form.