In the midst of a thriving summer of pandemic 2021, some conscious and thoughtful artistry was produced in the bustling carpet city of Bhadohi, India. The colossal project of making of the world’s largest handmade carpet, in the Patodia production facility which was commissioned for The Grand Mosque of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, the largest mosque in Central Asia.
The design was manifested at the facility with some top notch artisans and craftsmen that could deliver the unbelievable magic. Since it is unique in its own way, it had a size of 12,000 m² carpet with a medallion 70 m in diameter and 80 tonnes of 100% New Zealand wool spun and dyed to perfection. The world’s largest handmade carpet stands as one of the rarest feats in the history of art that stunned eyes.
It had included sheer perfection that had work of more than a thousand craftsmen, made over a period of 6 months. Installed in 50 days at the peak of the pandemic,the design is an extension of two things: one, the circle with 8 axes that forms the centrepiece of the main courtyard; and two, the mosque gardens that draw design inspiration from Jannat-ul-Firdaus
From the spinning of the yarn to the installation of the carpet on site, everything was executed by Patodia that had a production capacity of over 25,000 m² per month with a vertically integrated production process for quality control at every level. The In-house dyeing of yarns for countless colour variations with a highly experienced installation team had driven the execution process on the site.
Today, as the carpet lies in its permanent abode, The Grand Mosque of Nur-Sultan, it tells a compelling tale of hands that have honoured time and tradition.