Sunday, March 11, 2007

Iran weaving world’s largest carpet

Iran weaving world’s largest carpet
TEHRAN, March 11 (MNA) — Iran is weaving the world’s largest carpet which will cover a mosque in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, the managing director of Iran Carpet Company (ICC) said here on Sunday.

The carpet measures 6,500 square meters and will be laid at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, Seyyed Jalaleddin Bassam told reporters on the sidelines of a nationwide seminar on Persian hand-woven carpet in Mashhad, the capital of the northeastern province of Khorassan Razavi.

He added that 1,000 weavers are producing the carpet and it is near completion.

Iran has previously weaved another large carpet measuring 4,343 square meters for the Qabus Azam Mosque in Muscat, the capital of Oman, he recalled.

It was made by 550 weavers within three years, he added.

Carpet is among Iran’s top non-oil export-bound products. The country has started to revive its magic industry over the past few years.
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