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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 and Kashan.
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.

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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 quality.

It is collectively believed that their move has created a Renaissance, particularly in knotting which is a continuation of the Renaissance of Safavid Period.
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.