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The '''flying carpet''', also known as a '''magic carpet''', is a form of magical transportation used by some nations of the [[wizarding world]]. Flying carpets are particularly popular in [[Asia]] and the Middle East, with [[Indian Ministry of Magic|India]], [[Pakistani Ministry of Magic|Pakistan]], [[Bangladeshi Ministry of Magic|Bangladesh]], [[Iranian Ministry of Magic|Iran]] and [[Mongolian Ministry of Magic|Mongolia]] among the main nations using them. The [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] in [[Great Britain]] has put a ban on all Flying Carpets because they are classified as [[Muggle]] Objects.
 
The '''flying carpet''', also known as a '''magic carpet''', is a form of magical transportation used by some nations of the [[wizarding world]]. Flying carpets are particularly popular in [[Asia]] and the Middle East, with [[Indian Ministry of Magic|India]], [[Pakistani Ministry of Magic|Pakistan]], [[Bangladeshi Ministry of Magic|Bangladesh]], [[Iranian Ministry of Magic|Iran]] and [[Mongolian Ministry of Magic|Mongolia]] among the main nations using them. The [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] in [[Great Britain]] has put a ban on all Flying Carpets because they are classified as [[Muggle]] Objects.
   
Flying carpets were once an accepted form of travel for the magical community, but they are now banned due to being defined as a Muggle Artefact by the [[Registry of Proscribed Charmable Objects]]. It is therefore now against wizarding law to charm carpets or fly them in Britain, although they are still legal in other countries. [[Arthur Weasley]] was very much involved in the introduction of this legislation due to his position in the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]]. It is known that the ban was relatively recent, not only from Arthur's involvement, but also from the fact that [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]]'s [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.'s grandfather|grandfather]] owned a 12-seater [[Axminster]] back in the days before they were prohibited.
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Flying carpets were once an accepted form of travel for Britain's magical community, but they are now banned due to being defined as a Muggle Artefact by the [[Registry of Proscribed Charmable Objects]]. It is therefore now against wizarding law to charm carpets or fly them there, although they are still legal in other countries. [[Arthur Weasley]] was very much involved in the introduction of this legislation due to his position in the [[Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office]]. It is known that the ban was relatively recent, not only from Arthur's involvement, but also from the fact that [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.|Barty Crouch Sr.]]'s [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.'s grandfather|grandfather]] owned a 12-seater [[Axminster]] back in the days before they were prohibited.
   
 
The obvious advantage of the carpet over the [[broomstick]] is that they can seat a number of people, and are no doubt more comfortable to ride. It's still likely to be pretty chilly traveling on one, however, as like the broomstick they offer no protection from the elements.
 
The obvious advantage of the carpet over the [[broomstick]] is that they can seat a number of people, and are no doubt more comfortable to ride. It's still likely to be pretty chilly traveling on one, however, as like the broomstick they offer no protection from the elements.
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Latest revision as of 02:14, May 13, 2013

Flying Carpet
Flying Carpet
Object information
Usage

Transportation

"Funny way to get to a wizards' school, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they?"
Vernon Dursley gives his opinion on the Hogwarts Express[src]

The flying carpet, also known as a magic carpet, is a form of magical transportation used by some nations of the wizarding world. Flying carpets are particularly popular in Asia and the Middle East, with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Mongolia among the main nations using them. The Ministry of Magic in Great Britain has put a ban on all Flying Carpets because they are classified as Muggle Objects.

Flying carpets were once an accepted form of travel for Britain's magical community, but they are now banned due to being defined as a Muggle Artefact by the Registry of Proscribed Charmable Objects. It is therefore now against wizarding law to charm carpets or fly them there, although they are still legal in other countries. Arthur Weasley was very much involved in the introduction of this legislation due to his position in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office. It is known that the ban was relatively recent, not only from Arthur's involvement, but also from the fact that Barty Crouch Sr.'s grandfather owned a 12-seater Axminster back in the days before they were prohibited.

The obvious advantage of the carpet over the broomstick is that they can seat a number of people, and are no doubt more comfortable to ride. It's still likely to be pretty chilly traveling on one, however, as like the broomstick they offer no protection from the elements.

A merchant by the name of Ali Bashir was very keen to export flying carpets to Great Britain and was very upset that local laws prevented him from doing so. He regularly berated Arthur about the subject but it is very unlikely that the law will ever be changed.

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