Three pages of Quranic carpet on show in Tehran

June 18, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Three pages of the hand-woven Quranic carpet, the first of its kind in the world, is currently on display at the calligraphy exhibition by the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member countries.

Comprised of 76 two-sided leaves of 70x45 centimeters, the entire book took six years to accomplish, as was reported in a press release on Friday.
The students of the Carpet Faculty of Tabriz Islamic Art University have woven the entire Holy Quran in the form of a book whose pages are small carpets.
The verses of the Holy Quran are woven in silk and the other sections in wool. The entire Quranic carpet is currently kept at Tabriz Faculty of Fine Arts.
In February 2011, the entire book was unveiled at the presence of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
After the Behzad Museum of Art and History in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and Babur Gardens in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tehran is now hosting this exhibition of calligraphy artworks.
Entitled “The Land of Sun”, the exhibit opened here on June 15 displaying artworks by the calligraphers from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria and Turkey.
Masters of calligraphy including Gholamhossein Amirkhani and Mohammad Heidari from Iran, and Rashid Bat from Pakistan are among the artists whose works are on display at the showcase.
The exhibit will run until June 26 at the Diplomatic Gallery of the ECO Cultural Center located on No.10, Naz Valley, off Aqdasieh Ave.
Photo: This picture shows details from several pages of the hand-woven Quranic carpet, which was unveiled at the Tabriz Islamic Art University on March 9, 2011. (Mehr/Mohsen Noruzifard)