Woven by Afghan women from FBMI’s enterprise Zuleya, the Pontifex Carpet was originally gifted by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, to Pope Francis on a visit to the Vatican in September 2016 where the two leaders met to discuss strengthening existing diplomatic links and promoting inter-religious harmony.
The gifted carpet was from Zuleya’s Tolerance range designed to replace the infamous Afghan war rugs and is a lasting symbol of peace and harmony.
The original physical version of the Pontifex Carpet remains in Pope Francis' possession, but in order to immortalise the artwork, Zuleya have created an NFT from the original design that will raise funds for women and families in Afghanistan.
The only replica of this carpet is being given to the first buyer of this historic NFT.
NFT owned by @NadiaNJanuary 13, 2022 at 3:43 pm
Bid placed by @NadiaNJanuary 13, 2022 at 3:43 pm