THE WORLD THIS WEEK: World’s largest carpet

Hundreds of weavers in Iran have spent months making what’s thought to be the largest handmade carpet in the world. The massive red, green and cream carpet is bigger than a football pitch and took 38 tonnes of wool and cotton to make with more than two billion knots. It’s been created for a mosque in the United Arab Emirates and is thought to be worth

£2.8 million. The carpet is so big it’s had to be made in nine pieces, to be stitched together when they arrive in Abu Dhabi.