عنوان مقاله [English]
With the revival of the production and trade of Persian carpet in the second half of the 19th century, domestic and foreign capital used in this productive field, led to investment by local and foreign merchants and companies in the carpet industry of the country. With the expansion of these investments and the creation of carpet-weaving workshops in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not only did carpet production enjoyed a boost, but its business also globally flourished. Despite World War 1 (1914-1918s/ 1332-1336AH) and the resulting fluctuations, this trend continued until late Qajar era. The present descriptive-analytic study, using the available documents, aimed to investigate the production and trade of carpet during World War I, and to answer this question that what impacts this war has had on the country's carpet production and trade. The research findings show that with the onset of the war and the resultant insecurities, besides the closing down of the productive activities of the investment companies, carpet production decreased internally. In addition, with the blocking of international trade routes and the emergence of problems in exporting carpets abroad, as well as the economic turmoil in carpet importing countries and the downturn in carpet markets, exports of carpet also greatly diminished.