November 17, 2008
Iranian artist donates carpet tableau to Astan-e Qods Museum
Tehran Times Art Desk
TEHRAN -- Iranian carpet weaver Feizollah Safdarzadeh Haqiqi donated a Persian carpet tableau entitled “Allahu Akbar Minaret” to the Astan-e Qods Razavi Museum in Mashhad on Sunday.
A veteran carpet weaver from Isfahan, Haqiqi has donated several carpet tableaus to the museum in recent years from among his Persian carpet masterpieces, including ones featuring the Imam Reza (AS) shrine, the City of Medina and the Chehel Sotun palace.
The silken carpet, designed by Noruz Hafizi, features a three-dimension picture of the text of the Azan (the Islamic call to prayer) that spirals around the minaret.
“The carpet required about 3000 hours to be completed,” Haqiqi mentioned in a press release.