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Riding a Flying Carpet, an 1880 painting by Viktor Vasnetsov.

A Magic Carpet or Flying Carpet is a carpet that can rapidly transport passengers who sit on top of it, typically by flying through the air. It typically features a Persian carpet design. The Other Wiki gives more details and some examples.

Compare Sky Surfing, Flying Broomstick, Hover Board.

Examples of Magic Carpet include:

Anime and Manga

  • Baishana from Katekyo Hitman Reborn rides around on one of these, since he is modeled after a stereotypical snake charmer.
  • MAR's Edward has a magic carpet. It crashes when they meet the last member of their team and it's not seen again.
  • Mr Popo has one. It gets 10,000 miles to the soul - gallon, to the gallon.

Card Games

  • There's a Magic card named Flying Carpet. Early versions of it were destroyed if the creature it targets dies; this was later removed, but the card still sucks.

Comic Books

  • Asterix and the Magic Carpet features an Indian with a Flying Carpet.
  • A chapter of Sandman set in the legendary Baghdad of the 1001 Nights features a flying carpet. It's pretty shabby despite belonging to the king.
  • The Arabian Knight, a Captain Ethnic in the Marvel Universe, rides a flying carpet (as well as wielding a magical scimitar).
  • Mutts had the cat and dog duo ride on a carpet until it landed in another house inhabited by a guard dog (who happened to be a close friend). Subverted as the carpet only flew due to very strong winds rather than magic.



  • In Arabic and Hebrew folklore, King Solomon had a magic carpet that took him rapidly from place to place by using Solomon's command of the wind.
  • In Russian folk tales, Ivan The Fool is given a magic carpet by Baba Yaga.


Live Action TV

Newspaper Comics

  • Calvin and Hobbes once took the hall rug for a joyride. Hobbes worried about hurting the resale value. At one point they flew it by Calvin's dad's office window.

Tabletop Games

  • Dungeons and Dragons has a carpet of flying.
  • Warhammer Fantasy Battles has Arabyan Carpet (a flying carpet) as a common magic item (ie one that all factions can use)

Video Games

Web Comics

  • In this The Order of the Stick strip, the party is given one to use as quick transportation.
  • In Erfworld, Prince Ansom uses a rolled-up one as a mount. It can be unrolled and used in the traditional fashion if he wants to accommodate additional riders.

Western Animation