Top Three Biggest Rugs in The World
In this article we will introduce to you three biggest carpets that have ever been made.
With total area of 60,468 square feet, the largest carpet in the world can be found in the central hall of the Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabian officials decided to entrust the making this carpet to the Iran Carpet Company in 2006 who commissioned its design to be made by Ali Khaliqu, a well-known and renowned Iranian artist. Not only did its production take 1,200 weavers from three different villages from around Mashadin over a year and a half to complete, but it also utilized 38 tons of wool and cotton! This is all very impressive, but the biggest surprise is its price. This phenomenal piece is said to be valued at more than 8 million dollars.
Comparing to this one, the second and the third largest carpets in the world might not seem as impressive, but their size is a sight to behold. The previous bearer of the title of the biggest is the rug in Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. The rug's area is well over 5,000 square meters and it supposedly weighs 22 tons! Ordered by the Diwan of the Royal Court of Sultanate of Oman in 1996, it wasn't done until 2000 and finally installed in its rightful place in 2001. It was inspired by the design on the ceiling of a mosque in Isfahan.
Although this rug is considered to be "just" the third biggest rug in the world, making it took 400 weavers more than 16 months to finish! With its total area of 2400 square meters and over a billion knots, it can be found in Amin Mosque in Muscat, Oman.