Today we are going to pack a batch of handmade silk rugs and send them to the UAE. The UAE is close to Qatar and the Persian Gulf, across the sea from Iran. Because of its inexhaustible oil resources, it is prosperous and rich, and it has a strong culture of hand-woven carpets, so there is a great demand for hand-made carpets.
The UAE is one of the Arab countries. The people of the UAE believe in Islam and have unique lifestyles, cultural customs, and cultural taboos. The handmade silk carpets we exported this time are very rare religious patterns.
The pattern woven on these two handmade silk rugs tapestry is the Kaaba, the holy place of Islam. Mecca considered the holy city of Islam, is located in Saudi Arabia. It is said that a long time ago, many countries in the Middle East launched many wars to snatch the holy city of Mecca, which shows how important this city is on a religious level.
In Arabic, Mecca means "City of Glory". Due to its important geographical location and guarding the traffic fortress, it was already an important commercial center in the Arab world as early as the 7th century BC, and it was also one of the most prosperous cities in the Arab world at that time. According to Islamic teachings, every Muslim believer must make a pilgrimage to Mecca in person at least once in their lifetime. Therefore, it attracts thousands of Muslim believers traveling thousands of miles to make a pilgrimage to Mecca every year, and the scene is very spectacular.
Speaking of the holiest place in the city of Mecca, there is nothing better than the Kaaba, the black house in the center of our carpet. In Arabic, "Taba" refers specifically to the Kaaba, the house of Allah. It is said that this black house began in the time of Abraham when it contained a kind of extraterrestrial object-a huge black meteorite. Slowly, it became a holy place for believers of various sects to visit. People left statues of their own beliefs and various religious cultures here. They believed that this place could directly reach the sky and communicate with the gods they believed in. Then, with the establishment and growth of Islam, this Kaaba became a holy place unique to Islam.
The entire Kaaba is made of stone, and the golden objects that can be seen on it are all made of pure gold, while the black curtain covering the Kaaba is hand-woven from silk, which is very valuable. The verses of the Qur'an on the curtain are embroidered with extremely thin gold threads, and the whole process consumes nearly half a ton of gold.
Although the Kaaba is small in size, it has a strong symbolic meaning. It is regarded as the spiritual core of Muslims all over the world. A large number of believers who come on pilgrimage every year can bring considerable benefits to Saudi Arabia. These mobile tourists and believers have greatly promoted local consumption, brought high tourism income to Mecca, and also promoted the prosperity and development of the local economy.
Since most of the pilgrims here are Muslims, handmade silk rugs/tapestries with religious patterns are very popular. Many tourists will buy some of these carpets as souvenirs or prayer rugs on the return trip, so we send them to the Arab region. Most of the handmade silk carpets are religious patterns.
Handmade carpets have been inseparable from religion since their birth. Archaeologists often found some mysterious totems and characters worshiped by people at that time in some early handmade carpet patterns. Over time, religious handmade rugs have taken an important place in the whole genre of handmade rugs.
For example, in Yilong's handmade carpet warehouse, in addition to the above patterns, there is also a special collection of carpets for special purposes - prayer rugs. Prayer rugs are generally small in size and easy to carry around. They are used by Muslims when they pray. It is precisely because of its special purpose that this kind of carpet is full of mystery to the outside world.
The batch of handmade silk carpets released this time comes in various specifications. Most of the large-sized ones have the pattern of the Kaaba in Mecca, while the small-sized tapestries are painted and woven with some religious scriptures. If you are interested in this kind of pattern, welcome to contact us.