Oct 27, 2018, 11:23 AM
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Iran ready to host UNESCO auditors for Zilu registration

Yazd, Oct 27, IRNA – Iranian central city of Meybod is ready for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) auditors for global registration of Zilo (cotton carpet), said the Head of Zilu workgroup in Meybod on Saturday.

“UNESCO experts are to visit Meybod on Saturday to assess the city’s historical handicraft Zilu,” said Alireza Abolhassani.

“Meybod is home to over 300 handlooms and 5 Zilu-weaving training centers,” he added.

Zilu is considered as evolved cane carpet and is chiefly made of light cotton, which is suitable for tropical regions.

Weaving Zilu has been practiced in Iranian cities of Meybod and Kashan since 12th century AH.

The oldest and the most valuable existing Zilu dates back to 850 years ago which is on display in Meybod Zilu Museum.

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