Photographer's Note

Inside the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
This is the largest carpet on earth, ca 5.700 square meters. And without shoes You can actually walk on it! Feels great under you bare feet.
The image is not spectacular in any way, but I want to show this masterpiece, done but by some 1200 women in Iran.

Below a quote from the web.

The production of the world’s largest handmade rug began in January 2006 by the Iran Carpet Company (ICC). The design work took six months, the weaving a year and the finishing work a further three months.

Custom-made for the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan mosque by the ICC, this large hand-made masterpiece has a unique design, featuring five big medallions depicting various traditional flower motifs. About 30 tons of wool and 15 tons of cotton were used in weaving the mammoth rug in the size 135x46 metres. Its green background features a variety of 25 naturally dyed yarns.

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  • Copyright: Goran Johanson (gojo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 0 N: 234] (1635)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-15 10:22
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