The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s main prayer hall housed the * world’s largest hand-knotted carpet * , a unique masterpiece with dazzling beauty and design.
The wool and cotton carpet was hand-crafted by around 1,200 artisans. It is 5,400 square metres, with 40 knots per 6.5 centimetres and 2.5 billion knots for the entire carpet, weighing 35 tons after completion.
The carpet was hand-knotted by a group of the world’s most skilled artists and weavers.Despite its enormous size, the carpet was designed as a single piece, which qualified it for the Guinness Book of Records in 2017 as the largest carpet in the world. Its knotting took approximately 12 months.