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Giant Persian rug sets Guinness record

By RIA Novosti,

Moscow: A gigantic Persian carpet woven in the Iranian city of Nishapur has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest handmade rug.

Iran’s Press TV reported that the 133-by-48 metre rug weighs 48 tonnes and took 1,200 people 18 months to make.

Iran Carpet Company head Mohammad Reza Abed said the carpet currently adorns a mosque in Abu Dhabi, where it receives some 2,000 visitors a day.

Iran accounts for about 75 percent of the worldwide trade in Persian carpets.