How carpets can be fascinating? Know more

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Though carpet is a very generic term, we rarely know about the origins and amazing facts about it. Though the fact about its origin is still not confirmed, few researches suggest that carpets were made centuries before Christ.

  1. The world’s costliest carpet has been bought by an unknown overseas bidder for £6.2 million. The main specialty of this carpet is that it is made of Persian art crafts belonging to the 17th century.
  2. To make the carpet look brighter in case of any faded area, you can give your carpet a “salt rub”. This process involves vacuum cleaning which later will give you an immediate effect.
  3. A carpet can house number of bacteria and germs vacationing for over a month in your house, creating unhealthy atmosphere in and around.
  4. The Qasr al-Alam carpet in Iran which got completed in 2007 holds the largest carpet in the world. It measures an astounding 60,500 sq ft which is about the size of the Superdome’s playing field.
  5. The beautiful Anatolian rugs that were depicted in European paintings of The Renaissance indicated the high economic and social status of the owner.
  6. Strange but true, this weaving culture has been traditionally dominated by women folk. It is always found that women and girls become both artisan and weaver.
  7. In India, study says that it was Mogul emperor Akbar was the first to introduce the art of weaving carpets during his rule.
  8. The deadly Norovirus, the virus that causes the stomach flu can stay for a month on an unclean carpet for a month.
  9. 2000 year old Pazyryk Carpet is the oldest surviving carpet found in Southern Siberia.
  10. Carpet has a capacity to withhold several pounds of soil underneath every year.
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