Welcome to the world of
The Miri Hand Knotted Masterworks
Every Miri hand knotted rug inspires the imagination.
The beauty of each piece evokes fascination. Each sample
retains and revives the aura of the very best of past
The virtue of Miri artwork is due to thoroughly studied
designs, the use of locally produced hand-spun wool,
natural dyes, traditional techniques, and most importantly,
the knotters, those whose dexterity and creativity is
valued above all.
Miris organizational structure includes several
provinces namely Fars, Azarbayjan, and Kurdistan, as
well as cities such as Hamedan, Malayer and Kashan.
Rugs are knotted in homes and tents and in small and
large knotting units. Both tribal and urban rugs are
crafted in their own locale using local methods with
strict periodic supervision.
Miris qualitative evolution occurred steadily
during the last decades, and we pledge ourselves to
maintain the path. Miri will, as in the past, steadfastly
adhere to its philosophy of knotting the highest value
pieces without compromising "quality" for
All experienced observers are aware that carpet production
in Iran has experienced a steep crises in the period
from 1925 through about 1990. Even today, many carpet
traders, in order to sell more at cheaper prices, resort
to self-defeating policies by using synthetic fibres
instead of pure wool, mass production of identical designs
rather than creating unique and innovative designs.
They have also used to 'false' knots instead
of the truly traditional ones. Inferior quality carpets
are thus being produced in Iran, as well as in other
nations that copy traditional Persian designs.
It was in such circumstances that Miri undertook to
breathe new life into carpet weaving in Iran. Thanks
to close collaboration with a small number of Iranian
producers/exporters and in light of a well considered
strategy, Miri strived to generate the renaissance of
the Iranian art of the knot.