LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Convention Center will host the Persian Carpet Expo on Dec. 5-11. The Expo will celebrate the availability of authentic Persian Carpets to the United States after a 14-year embargo.

The Expo will showcase traditional patterns and a 9-by-13-foot Persian carpet made up of 24,225,600 knots and valued at more than $5 million.

The event will also feature Tableau pieces, carpets that resemble a portrait. Among the Tableaus are "Napoleon Bonaparte's Coronation" and a "Collection of Princess Diana's Life," both from Abtin Gallery.

The event will also include live demonstrations of traditional design and weaving from renowned artist Mahnaz Bodaghi. Bodaghi will present "The Art of Carpet Weaving" to showcase techniques dating back more than 2,000 years.

Admission to the event is $10 per day or $30 for the week. Advance half-price admission can be obtained by calling (800) 884-1090 or by visiting the New Fields Exhibitions website at www.new-fields.com .A portion of each entrance fee will be donated to the Salvation Army.