The list of "things Iran has that the U.S. doesn't" is a pretty short one, but one item to be found on it would be this: the world's largest handmade carpet
. At 60,546 sq ft the carpet is larger than a soccer field and took 18 months and 1,200 weavers to make. Red and green in color, it was created and assembled from 9 individual sections and has over 2.2 billion
So where does a rug of this size find a home? Well this one, worth an estimated $5.8 million, is destined for a mosque in the United Arab Emirates.
Via Born Rich