Persian Carpet of Peace and Friendship wraps up in Tabriz

TEHRAN, Aug. 4 (MNA) -- The Persian Carpet of World Peace and Friendship was unveiled Wednesday during a ceremony in the presence of several Iranian, foreign and UNESCO officials in Tabriz.

The project began at Tehran’s Sadabad Historical Complex in 2008 and took two years to accomplish during which representatives of over 100 countries visited and symbolically tied a knot on the carpet, the Persian service of Mehr reported on Wednesday.

“This carpet is actually a means of promoting peace and helping place a high value on world peace and friendship and strengthening relationships among nations,” said Sadabad director Eshrat Shayeq.

“The 2 x 1.5 meter carpet will act as Iran’s cultural Olympic torch that will travel through different countries to finally arrive and go on permanent display at UN Headquarters in Paris.

“So far, the book covering the lengthy process of weaving the carpet as well as notes inscribed by high-ranking international officials about the project in three different languages has been published,” he added.

He mentioned that Persian carpet weaving has been dormant and has not achieved its rightful status despite its worldwide fame and we hope these new ideas would help revive this traditional art.

A ceremony is also being arranged to pay tribute to master carpet designers Mahmud Farshchian and Mirza-Taqi Khiabani in the near future, he concluded.


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