Carpet weaving is Yazd’s principal handicraft. In 1996, there were 65000 carpets weaving looms at work across the province and some 30,000 weavers were engaged in this old artistic and economic activity. Five square meters of carpet is woven by each weaver per year. Carpets are usually made in 3x4, 2.5x3.5, 2.5x2.5, and 1x1 sizes (in meter). Other sizes, however, may be woven according to the client’s order. “Herati”, “Fish”, “Forest Lord” and “Kermanian” are the main designs of Yazd carpets.