The World's Largest Rugs

Written by our very own 10 year old rug expert, Ian Nazmiyal

On August 1, 2007 the world’s largest rug was completed at the size of 60,546 square feet or 5,625 square meters (which is the size of a full soccer field). It took a whole year and a half to finish the rug with the help of 1,200 weavers working from three different villages. The weavers, from Iran, used thirty-eight tons of wool and cotton which created two billion knots. This rug was made for a mosque that is now being constructed in the United Arab Emirates. About half of the money made (estimated at 5.8 million dollars) from the sale of this mammoth rug went to the villagers who wove it.

World's Largest Rug

World’s Largest Rug

In addition to the rug mentioned above, in Nishabour, Iran, Nejad and the Iran Rug Company, made one of the world’s biggest rugs. A loom of fifty meters in width was constructed to weave it and a platform, which hangs five feet above the ground, was custom made for the weavers. This rug is so massive that it requires 60 weavers at once to work on it.

One of the World's Biggest Rugs

One of the World’s Biggest Rugs in Nishabour

 

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Comments

  1. Scott Warrington says:

    Interesting information, well written. I appreciate the photos.

  2. Barry OConnell says:

    Great article Ian. I look forward to your next post.

  3. RugloverMary says:

    Wow it boggles my mind that rugs can be made that size and that there is a need for them. Amazing workmanship.

  4. AWESOME article! I don't know any ten year old who can write about a topic with such authority and clarity like Ian can. Way to go!

  5. Tandis Nili says:

    This is really incredible! A really interesting article, authored by an awesom writer and rug expert…You are just amazing Ian!

  6. Aaron Baum says:

    Great Article Ian!! These are very impressive pieces of art! Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Elisabeth Parker says:

    Well done Ian! Keep it coming!

  8. Caroline Heald says:

    Very interesting article. I would also be interested to hear about the world's smallest rug or any other extreme rugs.

  9. When they need to be cleaned look at us. Beautiful rugs :)

  10. Nice job, Ian!
    If you want to see more of the world’s largest rug, check out the TV show AMERICAN CHOPPERS on Netflix. In their last season, the guys make a custom motorcycle for the Abu Dhabi police/fire department. When they fly to the UAE to deliver the finished motorcycle, they get a VIP tour of the mosque that has the world record rug…
    I hope to read more of your blog entries, Ian. :-)

  11. great post please keep them coming very informative

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