The beginning of carpet weaving remains unknown, as carpets are subject to use, deterioration, and destruction by insects and rodents. Woven rugs probably developed from earlier floor coverings, made of felt, or a technique known as "flat weaving".Flat-woven rugs are made by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. The technique of weaving carpets further developed into a technique known as loop weaving. Loop weaving is done by pulling the weft strings over a gauge rod, creating loops of thread facing the weaver. The rod is then either removed, leaving the loops closed, or the loops are cut over the protecting rod, resulting in a rug very similar to a genuine pile rug. Hand-woven pile rugs are produced by knotting strings of thread individually into the warps, cutting the thread after each single knot.
Day 1 :Arrival to Tabriz
Arrival to Tabriz, transfer to hotel. Overnight Tabriz.
Full day city tour of Tabriz carpet Bazaar, also, some one or two famous carpet workshops, overnight Tabriz.
Day3: Tabriz /Maragheh /Ardebil
Excursion to Maraghe that has the second large producer of carpet in Iran. Visiting carpet workshop and also Bazaar drive back to Tabriz, Overnight Tabriz.
Day4: Tabriz/ Ardebil
Ardebil is another city of Iran that is carpet has worldwide reputation so that 10 carpet designs of Ardebil have been globally registered, visiting carpet Bazaar and also workshop, overnight Ardebil.
Day 5: Ardebil / Tehran
Flight to Tehran in the morning ; start the tour by visiting Carpet museum , then Tehran carpet Bazaar and most famous carpet shops such as Azimzadeh and Shafaghi ;also spending some time in a Carpet weaving workshop and gallery. Overnight Tehran.
Day 6 : Tehran
Half day city tour of Tehran to visit Iran national museum Golestan palace and based on the date of this day, jewelry museum, overnight Tehran .
Day7: Tehran /Kashan
Drive to Kashan in the morning another carpet center of Iran , visit carpet workshops and also bazaar, Overnight Kashan .
Day8: Kashan /Isfahan
Drive to Isfahan , visiting Isfahan bazaar, carpet workshops in which both wave and repair carpets , in the afternoon ,walking along Zayanderood river and si-o-se pol ,overnight Isfahan .
Day 9 :Isfahan
Full day city tour of Isfahan to visit Vank cathedral , Chehel sotun and Naghsh-e-jahan square ,overnight Isfahan .
Day10: Isfahan /Shiraz
Drive to shiraz in the morning ,enroute visiting Pasargadae, Persepolis ,Naghsh-e-Rostam and Naghsh-e-Rajab ,Overnight shiraz.
Full day tour of Zandiyeh complex that includes Arg, bath, mosque and bazaar Vakil that is the center of carpet shops, carpet workshops and then visiting Hafez Tomb, overnight shiraz.
Day12: Shiraz /Firuz Abad /departure
Full day excursion to Firuz Abad, one of small towns that its carpet are famous. Visiting some local workshops ,drive back to shiraz . Transfer to the Airport for departure flight.