Cambodia’s scarf enters Guinness book of records

Phnom Penh, July 1: Cambodia’s longest hand-woven scarf or krama in Khmer, entered the Guinness Book of Records on Sunday. The 88-cm-wide and 1,149.8-metre-long krama took nearly five months to complete, reports Xinhua news agency. It was made by weavers from 20 krama weaving communities and thousands of tourists who also added a few centimetres when they visited its weaving site in front of the National Museum in Phnom Penh. “With 1,149.8 metres, you have set a new Guinness World Record style for the longest scarf,” Swapnil Dangarikar, a Guinness World Records adjudicator, announced to a huge crowd of more than 20,000 people at an event here. Cambodia was the first country that had attempted to break the Guinness World Records for the longest scarf, he said. (IANS)