|National Library and Archives to safeguard historical Persian carpet patterns||
According to an agreement signed between the two institutes, the patterns will be transferred to INLA to protect the copyrights of the artworks, INLA announced in a press release on Sunday.
INLA views the patterns as important documents, INLA Director Es’haq Salahi said, and added that they will establish regulations on the use of the patterns.
INLA also committed to make the necessary arrangements to get the patterns registered on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register list.
A number of countries have produced shoddy carpets by unauthorized use and close imitation of Persian patterns over the past decade.
“Carpet companies in India, China, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Pakistan have entered the world market by copying the Persian carpet patterns,” former Iran National Carpet Center director Feisal Mardasi previously said in an interview.
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