Persian carpets are a culmination of artistic magnificence, and if an exclusive rug were to be woven for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it would only be fitting that it come from Iran.
The rug, dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, was woven by Hossein Kazemi Hamed and unveiled in the Iranian northwestern city of Tabriz. The carpet includes logos of the 23 teams that have already qualified for the tournament. The remaining 9 slots will be filled once the tournament’s lineup has been finalized.
According to a Farsi report by the Young Journalists Club, Kazemi had sent similar rugs to the host countries of the five previous rounds of the FIFA World Cup.
Persian carpets, widely believed to have been around for more than 2,500 years, are deeply rooted in the Iranian national identity. World-renowned and prestigious, Persian carpets have made a strong comeback in global markets following the lifting of sanctions.
The 21st edition of FIFA world cup will kick off on June 14th, 2018 with the opening game taking place at Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, Russia. Iran has already qualified for the 2018 world cup.