Bam, Iran. Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being at the crossroads of important trade routes and known for the production of silk and cotton garments.
✯ Kerman, Persia-The history of carpet weaving and textile production in Kerman / Kirman dates back before the city gained its modern name. The earliest carpet artifacts from Kerman / Kirman date back to the 1500s, but depictions of opulent carpets decorating the courts of Persian emperors date back more than 2,500 years.