Guinness World Records has recognized giant Iranian carpet as the largest hand-woven carpet in the world, announced Managing Director of Iran Carpet Company Mohammad Reza Abed
Guinness World Records has recognized giant Iranian carpet as the largest hand-woven carpet in the world, announced Managing Director of Iran Carpet Company Mohammad Reza Abed

 

Guinness World Records has recognized giant Iranian carpet as the largest hand-woven carpet in the world, announced Managing Director of Iran Carpet Company Mohammad Reza Abed. The carpet, which is in size of 133 meters long and almost 48 meters ...

 

Published Date: Aug 19,2015       Clicks: 670

Guinness World Records has recognized giant Iranian carpet as the largest hand-woven carpet in the world, announced Managing Director of Iran Carpet Company Mohammad Reza Abed.


The carpet, which is in size of 133 meters long and almost 48 meters wide, is laid in Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, Abed noted.
The hand-woven carpet was woven by 1,200 Iranian artists in the city of Neyshaboor in the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.
 

The giant carpet, which has been decorated with traditional Persian designs and natural colors with more than 2.1 billion knots, receives about 1,500 to 2,000 visitors every day.

Produced by Iran Carpet Company (ICC), the carpet has a unique design, featuring five big medallions depicting various traditional flower motifs.

The large hand-made masterpiece is also made of 72 percent of wool and the rest of cotton, Abed explained.

Weaving of this 5,634- square meter carpet with 48 tons weight took 18 months of working two shifts a day.
 

Carpet-weaving is one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia.


Iran is also the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, producing three quarters of the world's total output.

Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

 

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