Iran to weave world's largest carpet for Algiers mosque

10,000 meters wide; current largest in Abu Dhabi also from Iran

14 September, 19:16

    (ANSAmed) - TEHRAN, SEPTEMBER 14 - Iran is set to produce the largest carpet in the world at over 10,000 square meters for the Grand Mosque under construction in Algiers, reports the IRNA news agency. Experts from the northeastern city of Neyshabour will be weaving the carpet, as local Iranian authorities suggested to the Algerian Islamic affairs ministry. The initiative has been authorized by the foreign ministry. Construction on the Grand Mosque began in 2012. It will be the third largest in the world after those in Mecca and Medina, with a 265-meter-high minaret, and will include a multimedia library, research center, Quranic school and 35,000-capacity prayer space. The current largest carpet in the world was also made in Iran and covers a 5,700-square-meter space in the Abu Dhabi mosque.

    There are four pieces to it and it was woven by the Iran Carpet Company in 21 months. It took 1,200 weavers, 20 technicians and 30 designers to complete it, along with 30 tons of wool and 15 of cotton. (ANSAmed).

    © Copyright ANSA - All rights reserved

    Business opportunities

    The information system of business
    opportunities abroad

    News from Mediterranean