Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Persian Carpet at the Zayed Mosque
This is apparently the largest carpet in the world (beating the one in the mosque we saw in Muscat!).
It was all made in Iran and helicoptered over, lowered in and sewn together on site.
I didn't notice in the carpet in Muscat but this one has raised lines in it so that everyone can make perfect lines (foot to foot, shoulder to shoulder as our guide told us) during services.
I guess that is how they can squeeze 40,000 people into the place. These were some of my favorite patterns.
Mother has said she wants to make needlepoint seat cushions out of them. Watch out!