It is not easy to recollect how old the business is, must be two or three generations old. The forefathers of Mr. Mir's family, were in the business of selling silk carpets, and he simply inherited it.
All though Cottage Industries Exposition Ltd. as it is today took formal shape in 1978 when it was established as an export-trading house.
Beyond the Indian shores, this concern for heritage is sustained by establishing emporia in Thailand, Mauritius, Indonesia, Cambodia, Africa, the Middle East, United Kingdom and the United States provide an opportunity not only to view and share the Indian heritage from the days gone by but also provide an opportunity to purchase items such as carpets, Pashmina shawls, silk, gilded artifacts, reproductions of Islamic art and miniatures.
Bill Clinton, Madeline Albright, Carl Lewis, Bill Gates, Madonna & Paul McCartney have all been CIE clients.