Project-The Grand Mosque of Nur Sultan kazakhstan


At the Grand Mosque of Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan;
the largest mosque in Central Asia

In 2021, at a time when the world was in the throes of the pandemic, looking for every sign of hope, courage, and resilience, a mega-construction project was rapidly taking shape in the heart of Central Asia – a grand mosque, the largest ever built in the region.

With minarets nearly as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza, a retractable roof, and a prayer area that could accommodate 30,000 people, the structure was already a flagship for worshippers, and innovators in design.

It was at such a time that a rather defining aspect of the project began its journey over a thousand miles away – at the Patodia production facility in the bustling carpet city of Bhadohi, India.

At its very core, the world’s largest handmade carpet is the labour of love of more than
a thousand craftspeople. Hands that have honoured time and tradition. Elevating
creativity and its scale. For the world to behold.

A rare feat in carpetmaking

A 12,000 m² carpet with a medallion 70 m
in diameter

80 tonnes of 100% New Zealand wool,
spun and dyed to perfection

The work of more than a thousand craftsmen,
made over a period of 6 months

12 colours, including 9 shades of blue, were
used in the making of the carpet