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Largest carpet to enter Guinness Book
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Nov '09
A largest carpet, measuring 956 sq. m, produced in Kuwait was displayed and measured at the Al-Arabi Sports Club stadium, on November 1, 2009, in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well as media.

Measurements of this carpet will be sent to the Guinness Book of World Records after recording those in front of media, said the Managing Partner of Persian Carpet Exhibition Mr. Saraj Hindi.

Persian Carpet Exhibition owns this carpet along with Samovar Carpets and Antiques.

This carpet was conceptualized from a challenge put up by a few big carpet dealers and one of the biggest carpet manufacturers in the city of Nain, where it had been woven. Nain is one of the largest and most famous carpet manufacturing centers of Iran.

This giant carpet required around 1,200 kilograms of cotton for the base, 3,600 kilograms of the finest wool, and 800 kilograms of the finest silk, and 15 years of efforts of around 125 skilled weavers, for completion, apart from 10 years for preparation, added Mr. Hindi.

The weaving and finishing of this carpet was done between the years 1973 to 1988, and was stored since then, but Persian Carpet Exhibition and the associated organization decided now to display it in public and register with Guinness book.

This is a single piece carpet that was done on one loom unlike other huge carpets manufactured, in the UAE or Oman, by joining small woven pieces of carpets. The experts said that bringing the carpet from Iran to Kuwait was a difficult task as it required long procedures and negotiations for authorities' approval.

The finished carpet of 3,000 kg weight and having 50 knots in 1 sq. m. required one airport runway and 53,000 liters of water, three large cranes and five industrial tractors for cleaning it, along with 50 workers.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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