Iran unveils world's largest soil carpet and it's absolutely beautiful
The soil carpet, shown here on Hormoz Island, is the world's biggest of its kind. (Image courtesy of PressTV)
Iranian artists have designed the world's largest soil carpet with different colorful soil in Hormoz Island in southern Iran.
The unique art of soil, which is the island’s fifth soil carpet, was unveiled on February 14, 2014.
The carpet area is about 1600 cubic meters and is a sketch of Persian Carpet painted on bare soil.
The new carpet’s design and dimension are very different from the four previous ones. Some 60 artists have worked on the project since January 21, 2014.
The designers called the carpet ‘Damahi’ adapted from the name of a mythical fish. The enormous fish is believed to help the natives trapped in panic situations.
"Soil carpet as a symbol could attract many tourists to the area," said director of Islamic Guidance and Culture in Hormozgan province Hojjatoleslam Hossein Morshedi.
As part of Hormozgan province, Hormoz Island is located in the Strait of Hormuz, 5 miles off the Iranian coast.