World's Largest Rug

Posted by CARROR PUTTI Saturday, 12 June 2010

By any measure, it's a marvel—as a work of art, as an article of devotion, as a testament to the richness of hand-made craftwork. But who's going to take it outside and beat it?     

In 2007 Authorities in Iran unveiled what they described as the world's largest hand-woven rug at Tehran's open-air prayer grounds.(See photo)

At 60,546 square feet (5,625 square meters), the carpet is the size of a soccer field and was woven by 1,200 weavers in three villages over the course of a year and a half.
The mammoth floor covering is destined for monumental Sheikh Zayed mosque, (Abu Dhabi). Emirati officials commissioned Iran's state-owned rug manufacturer to create the piece for the central prayer hall of the Sheikh Zayed mosque, (Abu Dhabi).

Weavers in Iran's northwestern Khorasan Province used 38 tons of wool and cotton from Iran and New Zealand to fashion the colorful covering, tying a staggering 2.2 billion knots in the process.

Half of the commission, estimated at 5.8 million U.S. dollars, will go to the villagers. But authorities hope that in addition to the income, the huge rug will bring renewed publicity to Iran's flagging carpet-weaving industry. Long known for its delicate and ornate Persian rugs,

Designed by Iranian artist, Ali Khaliqi, the carpet was hand-crafted by 1,200 artisans in small villages near Mashhadin in Iran, a region renowned for its carpet making expertise. The artisans were flown to Abu Dhabi to stitch the carpet pieces together for the final fitting. Consisting of 2,268,000 knots, the Mosque’s carpet is estimated to be valued at US$8.2 million (AED 30 million).

5 comments

  1. Rizel Says:
  2. That is so awesome... Imagine the materials they used in making this huge carpet... So amazing!

     
  3. Large Rugs Says:
  4. This is very thorough information. The carpet is absolutely massive. Looks to be of a fine quality as well. Excellent entry, and well appreciated. Keep up the great work!

     
  5. Shining Says:
  6. what quality exactly it is?
    is it 16/16?
    and what design it is called?
    appriciate the answer at bashirjunaid@hotmail.com

     
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  9. This is stupid.

     

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