"A worker organized newly colored wool at a factory in the ancient city of Shiraz. Iran's famed carpets are one of the world's most complex and labor-intensive handicrafts, but shoppers' changing tastes, and years of economic sanctions, are putting them in jeopardy. After the nuclear deal was completed, the U.S. lifted 6 years of sanctions on carpets. But even with that, the Persian carpet is in a critical state as fewer and fewer people buy them, and many veterans are left wondering whether the craft can survive. The photographer @newshatavakolian documented the rug-making process, which can take as long as a year while on #nytassignment in Iran." By nytimes on Instagram.
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