TEHRAN.(Iranart) – A carpet depicting the Olympics atlas was woven for the first time by artists from Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz on the wake of Tokyo Olympics 2020, which will start this month in Japan.
The exquisite carpet has a size of 230cm by 170cm, with 250 colors and 2.3 million knots in 55 rows, woven by professional carpet weavers in Tabriz, in East Azarbaijan Province, northwestern Iran.
The carpet could be considered a sort of Olympic Games encyclopedia since it depicts historic moments of different editions of the event.
It was woven with the intention of showcasing Iran and Azarbaijan’s handicrafts and the huge capacity of this industry in Iran, said Mohammad Aramesh, the designer and investor of the project.
He added that the carpet portrays Olympics history, Japanese symbols, participating countries, different editions of the event and influential figures related to the event.
Aramesh said that the carpet has been woven in six months by eight weaving masters in two working shifts.
The Olympics carpet has also a digital version including 500 GB of information in both Android and iOS formats which would be publicly available for free, he stated.
Aramesh also said that the digital version of the carpet will be on sale as a non-fungible token (NFT) for the first time. NFT is a type of smart contract containing digital collectibles with their copyright that could be sold digitally.
Japan’s Emperor Meiji as the founder of modern Japan, swimmer Michael Phelps as the most decorated Olympian of all time, Iran’s legendary Olympian wrestler Gholamreza Takhti and the founder of modern Olympics Pierre de Coubertin are among the figures portrayed on the carpet.
Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics is the formal title of the Olympic Games to begin July 23 in Japan.
Source: Iran Daily