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Women in Bukan, Iran weaving 'Peace Carpet' for UN

Source: Iran Daily

A group of carpet weavers in Bukan, in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, is weaving 'Peace Carpet' which they plan to send to the United Nations to convey the Iran's message of peace to the world community.

The carpet, to be weaved in two colors of white and olive green, with a texture of images of 196 doves carrying olive branches as a symbol of peace for the world, is in two separate pieces measuring 12 and 16 square meters that will be joined together, IRNA wrote.

Forty percent of the work has already been completed.

The bigger piece, measuring 2x8 meters, contains 16 million knots while the images of doves in pairs are woven on the edges of the carpet and the globe surrounded by the Milky Way would be woven in between the doves.

The second piece of the carpet, which is 4x3 meters with more than 12 million knots, will be made in the form of the globe with a dove carrying an olive branch in its beak symbolically flying out from the heart of the globe spreading the message of peace and friendship to the world.

Also, the word 'Peace' is written on the texture of the carpet in 105 world languages.

The 'Peace Carpet' is to be woven in eight months and donated to the United Nations Organization by the Iranian president during the UN General Assembly session.

Bukan is one of the major hubs of hand-woven carpets in Iran.

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