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The carpet has been always an indispensable furnishings. For more information see this site: Red Solo Cups. The carpet has but also a social role, especially when it comes to fine, antique and handmade carpets. Since it has an ancient origin and an artisan tradition, the important works and artists includes, it is inevitable that the world is rich of oriental carpets of strange events, that have shaped its history and social meaning. Think only of the many Oriental tapestries, which are found in many Western homes: many of the Renaissance history go back, from the history of colonization and of implementing of the Eastern countries such as China and countries in the Caucasus. Each of these objects has a strange and unique history, how strange their processing and the hand that created them, are unique.

The anecdotes about the rugs, which most recently have aroused curiosity, is that the biggest carpet of the world, which has Oriental origins. Commissioned by Sultan Qaboos in 1996 for Decorating the majestic Grand Mosque in Muscat in the Oman indicates this carpet in the story occurred, because he broke all records previously set up. The Sultan had ordered not only the realization of the carpet, but also the size, shape, adornment and transportation in a very short time. A work of epic proportions, bearing in mind that the manufacturer has performed not only the project: he had to get also special looms, means the transport of the carpet in the mosque. The carpet for the Sultan, Qaboos is the world’s largest carpet: 4.434 square meters, with a width of 60.90 meters and a length of 70,50 meters.

For the realization, the carpet was divided into 48 pieces with a total weight of not less than 22 tonnes. A gigantic work, require the participation of 500 experts and Weaver of carpets and tapestries who have worked to minimize the time required in layers. Many were the obstacles to be overcome, because the structure of the mosque full Columns and other decorations that are have made more difficult the whole work. A great work of cooperation of craftsmen, architects, and expert Manufakturisten. The work of the craftsmen who created the decorative pattern of the carpet was impressive: an intricate medallion, which was inspired by the dome of the mosque in Isfahan. The processing of the carpet took place in the province of Khorasan (in the northeast of Iran) for a total of 12,000 hours. A huge work, which was completed in the year 2000 with the installation of 48 pieces by skilled weavers from the Iran with regard to the technical part. Then on May 5, 2001, the mosque was inaugurated by the Sultan. The carpet can be seen now in the Grand Mosque in Muscat. This article was written by Martina Celegato with the help of Berber carpets. For more information, please visit Gabbeh carpets, Kilim carpets.