108-me­ter felt art de­picts ‘The Se­cret His­tory of the Mon­gols’

The UB Post - - FRONT PAGE - By B.TUNGALAG

A fam­ily in Khen­tii Prov­ince quilted and stitched the story of “The Se­cret His­tory of the Mon­gols” on a 108-me­ter long piece of felt to pro­mote the tra­di­tional Mon­go­lian quilt­ing and stitching meth­ods by set­ting a Guin­ness world record.

The pre­sent­ing cer­e­mony of the piece will be held at Sukhbaatar Square on Septem­ber 13.

The fam­ily started mak­ing “The Se­cret His­tory of the Mon­gols” on felt in Jan­uary 2016.

The fam­ily con­sists of tai­lors and artists, and runs the ger and fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany Khan Khen­tiin Gar Urchuud.

Artist of Khan Khen­tiin Gar Urchuud com­pany D.Ner­gui said, “We sent doc­u­ments to reg­is­ter this art­work in the Guin­ness Book of Records. It has been nom­i­nated for the long­est art piece made from an­i­malo­ri­gin raw ma­te­ri­als us­ing the long­est tread, se­condly the long­est art­work made on felt, and thirdly the most in­clu­sive art­work en­gag­ing var­i­ous na­tions and eth­nic groups.”

More than 5,000 crafts­men from 21 prov­inces con­trib­uted in the mak­ing of the piece from Jan­uary 2016 to March 2017. Tai­lors and crafts­men came from In­ner Mon­go­lia, Tuva, Bury­a­tia, Khalmykia and Kyr­gyzs­tan to con­trib­ute in the work.

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