FM Zarif condoles demise of donator of  "Oneness of Mankind" carpet to UN

Tehran, IRNA - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message offered condolences on the demise of "Mohammad Seirafian" , the woven and donator of " "Oneness of Mankind" carpet to the Uinted Nations.

Zarif said in his message that Mohammad Seirafian was the donator of one of the world's most valuable hand-woven carpets to the United Nations "when I was Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations."

"This carpet serves as a permanent account of the human and global view of the ancient Iranian culture and civilization," he said.

FM Zarif condoles demise of donator of  "Oneness of Mankind" carpet to UN

In 2005, ne of the world's most valuable hand-woven carpets was hung on the wall of New York-based UN Headquarters.

The carpet has been woven by the well-known Iranian carpet weaver Mohammad Seirafian from the city of Isfahan in central Iran in 10 years.

One of the special features of the 25-square-meter carpet is that the famous verse from the prominent Iranian poet, Sheikh Musleh-Uddin Sa'di Shirazi (1184-1291 AD), Oneness of Mankind has been woven into it in pure gold.

Meanwhile, the English translation of the verse installed next to the carpet attracts the attention of viewers and makes them wonder at the majesty of Iran's culture and civilization as well as the wisdom of Iranians.
The verse reads:

All men are members of the same body, Created from one essence.
If fate brings suffering to one member, The others cannot stay at rest.
You who remain indifferent
To the burden of pain of others,
Do not deserve to be called human."

The Iranian carpet is characterized by its unique motifs and design and each centimeter of it contains 200 knots all tied manually. Traditional natural colors have been applied to the carpet, which are resistant to sunshine and become more attractive through time.

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