Giant Handmade Carpet - Largest handmade rug in the world

Giant Handmade Carpet - Largest handmade rug in the world

A giant carpet, woven by over a thousand Iranian artists, has entered the Guinness Records book as the largest handmade rug in the world.

The carpet- 133 meters long and almost 48 meters wide- was designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi and made by some 1,200 artists, Iran's Press TV reports.

It took those involved 18 months to create the 5,634 square meter masterpiece, which weighs 48 tons.  The design now covers the floor at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Iran is the world's largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, generating three quarters of the world's total trade.

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